Work in Progress - Thinking Through Philosophy in Grenada
Retired headmaster Paul Cleghorn has been invited to Grenada, West Indies, to train teachers to use the philosophical enquiry method in their schools. Hearing of Paul’s work in developing the ‘Thinking Skills Initiative’ (also known as Thinking Through Philosophy) in Scotland, Grenada’s Minister of Education invited Paul to her country to introduce the programme in Grenada’s schools. ‘The introduction of reasoning skills and logical thought is needed here as elsewhere’ she wrote.
With a travel bursary from the ERT, Paul will be in Grenada over the Christmas holidays to start a pilot project. If South Africa’s experience is a guide (a ‘Thinking Through Philosophy’ project is being successfully rolled out to schools, with the aid of an ERT grant), teaching in Grenada could be transformed.