Peter is an educator, author and musician. He lives in South East London with his wife Emma and their daughter Katie.

He has developed his own approach of doing philosophy in schools (the PhiE method) which is described in his book The If Machine: Philosophical Enquiry in the Classroom, published by Continuum.

“One of the most striking things about this book is its intellectual rigour, its grounding in the work of real philosophers and its implicit belief that children will respond to big and important ideas if they are simply given the opportunity and their discussion is appropriately focused."

TES Magazine (rated 9/10) Read the full review here: Big Questions for Little People

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Peter is available for Inset training, conferences and other educationalist events. To find out more contact him via email:

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Peter Worley