The Philosophy Department at the University of St Andrews is keen to support the teaching of philosophy in secondary education. Over the years we have developed a number of outreach initiatives engaging schools, teachers, and the Philosophy Higher syllabus. We are also beginning to engage in philosophy initiatives at primary-school level, in response to a growing interest in philosophical enquiry as part of the ‘curriculum for excellence’.
We hold regular events here in St Andrews to support both pupils and teachers of philosophy, and in the past our staff have even taken outreach ‘on the road’, visiting schools to give talks.
This website contains information about all our outreach activities, including our online distance-learning philosophy modules for teachers.