John Foster

Honorary Teaching Fellow

Current Teaching

Since 2004 I have worked as a freelance, developing and running the Philosophy Department's Schools Outreach Programme, which introduces philosophy topics to school students from Year 6 to Year 11 and supports AS/A2 teaching in Sixth Forms. I have continued this work within PPR, extending the programme to include outreach work based on the other disciplines within the combined department. For details of the outreach programme, click here.

I am a member of the British Philosophical Association's A-level teaching panel, and have conducted a study funded by the Higher Education Academy looking at the involvement of undergraduates in outreach philosophy work.

I do some undergraduate teaching for the Department, currently including first year Philosophy seminars, third-year dissertation supervision and convening the interdisciplinary third-year module PPR in Education, for which students undertake and write a reflective report on a term-long school or college placement.