Using storytelling in Philosophy teaching videos

This is an essay I wrote for the course Understanding learning in the online environment, which is part of Edinburgh's MSc Digital Education. Video has long been used to support classroom teaching. However, it is only in the last ten to fifteen years that educators have been able to easily produce and distribute their own videos.… Continue reading Using storytelling in Philosophy teaching videos


Turning Philosophy into images

In my previous post, I wrote about my search for a pictogram which represented Philosophy. As is often the case, a little digging around online revealed that someone had already asked the same question. That someone was Genis Carreras, a young Catalan whose project Philographics reduces a series of philosophical topics to simple geometric designs. The… Continue reading Turning Philosophy into images

What this country needs is a good strong picture language

I'm trying to figure out if people speaking different languages is a good thing or a bad thing. Here's the inventor of Esperanto, L. L. Zamenhof (pictured above), on that question: "The place where I was born and spent my childhood gave direction to all my future struggles. In Białystok the inhabitants were divided into… Continue reading What this country needs is a good strong picture language