Workshop: Stepping out and stepping in

Abstract: Building on the presentation, the workshop will allow the participants to experience and try out some of the key features of the PhiE-inspired approach to philosophical coaching developed by Peter Worley and Alexandra Konoplyanik: applying the open questioning mindset – OQM – to coaching (stepping out) and different modes of engagement (stepping in).

Peter Worley is the co-CEO and co-founder of educational charity The Philosophy Foundation (UK), and author of the acclaimed approach to conducting philosophical conversations in schools and beyond known as PhiE. Peter is the award-winning author of Corrupting Youth (the two volume outline of the PhiE method), 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Questioning, The If Machine and multiple other books. Peter was a board member of the Society for Philosophy in Practice (UK’s first official community of philosophical practitioners) and has practiced philosophical counselling/coaching since early 2000s. Peter has a BA in philosophy from UCL (2000) and an MA in philosophy from Birkbeck (2004), he was the president of SOPHIA (The European Foundation for the Advancement of Doing Philosophy with Children) from 2014-19 and is a Visiting Research Associate at King’s College London. Further info

Alexandra Konoplyanik is a UK-based philosophical counsellor and facilitator working with adults and children, individually and in groups, in academia, community and business. Accredited specialist philosophy facilitator with The Philosophy Foundation (UK) and certified philosophical counsellor by the American Philosophical Practitioners Association (APPA). Chief Philosophy Officer at Lifeaddwiser and resident lecturer at Wellbeing Academy. Philosophy graduate from the London School of Economics (LSE). Further info