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Hmmm Questions

In an age of search engines, how can you avoid a beautiful question being ruined by an ugly answer? Where do you look for the questions that Google can’t kill? How can children be prepared for a world of uncertainty and division? Could Hmmm Questions be the answer?

Tom Bigglestone TEDxReading 2017Jason Buckley TEDxReading 20


Tom Bigglestone & Jason Buckley

Tom has been a Head of Department at both secondary and primary level, and in both the maintained and independent sector. He has specialised for several years in Philosophy for Children, and in 2014 was awarded The Walter Hines Page scholarship, for which he spent time in the United States researching assessment of philosophical skills. He now trains teachers to embed P4C within their curricula, and facilitates pupil workshops as a ‘Philosopher in Residence’ in several schools. He lives in East London and spends most of his spare time cooking. Jason is an educational entrepreneur and former teacher, founder of The Philosophyman, Outspark outdoor education and Director of Studies at GIFT, Europe’s leading provider of multi-disciplinary summer schools for exceptionally able teens. Before teaching, he ran a variety of businesses from condom vending machines to a firework shop. Now he trains teachers around the world to facilitate philosophical dialogues with children, and writes books, stories and scripts to encourage deeper thinking. He lives on a narrowboat in Cambridge and enjoys caving and musical improv comedy.”