Making Philosophers of your Students, Part 2

You may remember my previous email about how to turn your Key Stage 3 students into Young Philosophers. As a student of philosophy myself, I am thrilled that the course has proven so popular. When I presented the idea to ZigZag Education’s Commissioning Editor, I knew it was a risky proposal for what many would consider a niche area.

Fortunately, I convinced the Editor that this was a unique and educationally valuable resource – well worth publishing whatever the take-up. And the gamble on developing and investing in this resource is paying dividends, not least to schools now using this course to enrich and improve their students’ thinking skills.

So, it is with great pleasure that we announce a second volume. 12 more lessons take the exploration of key philosophical themes further. Peer reviews – part of our quality assurance process – gave very positive feedback:

‘Great understanding of the subject matter and good choice of themes to continue into Volume 2… Thorough introduction to philosophical themes (mind, God and politics)… As with Volume 1, the author knows their philosophy, and clearly and accurately presents concepts… Excellent context and background material to inform the teacher, especially if they do not have any experience of the topics… Teachers tips also useful on the lesson plans… Good to see that again true philosophical themes are being presented.’
– Merrigan Bee, Philosophy Lecturer & Independent Reviewer

‘With interesting topics and a range of activities, the Young Philosopher Course provides teachers the opportunity to provide stimulating lessons in an easily adaptable manner at an introductory level, while offering something to be built upon as the teacher and learners grow in confidence in the topics… The thoroughly detailed lesson plans are clearly explained and outlined, taking non-specialists into consideration to ensure the discussions and lesson stay on track.’
– Vanessa Austin, Lecturer in Religious Studies and Philosophy, Independent Reviewer

See for yourself – view the full inspection copy at

ZigZag resources are available as ‘copy masters’ or in editable format and come with a site licence, allowing you to pay once and copy as often as you need, or put it on your server for multiple use.

Volume 2 of the Young Philosopher Course is available as a photocopy master with site licence (£99). Also available in:

  1. Easy-printing PDF files (add 30%+VAT), or
  2. PDF with editable Word files (add 50%+VAT).

If you don’t already have Volume 1, you can get both together for a discounted price – see the website for details.

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