After completing a Philosophy and English degree at York Lizzy taught in primary schools for 12 years and has practised Philosophy for Children (P4C) since 1994. She was awarded a Best Practice Research Scholarship for one year to research P4C in 2001, and for her Masters Degree in Education (Distinction) in 2006 she focused on P4C and children’s emotional development.
Lizzy began working for SAPERE in 2003 and now works part-time as Development Manager. In this role she has oversight of SAPERE development including communication, resources, membership and events. Lizzy is a registered SAPERE Trainer and was an Associate Tutor of Oxford Brookes University (2005-9), where she trained teachers in P4C.
Lizzy also runs a company, A Level Philosophy that provides training and resources for teachers, with her husband Dr Michael Lacewing. She is a parent governor of a local primary school and runs a weekly P4C club for primary children.
Chandley, N and Lewis, L (eds.) “Philosophy for Children through the Secondary Curriculum,” Continuum, 2012
Evaluating ‘basic assumption group’ functioning in communities of inquiry, presented at the International Council of Philosophical Inquiry with Children conference, June 2009
Lewis, L and Rowley, C. “Thinking on the Edge:” Thinking Activities to develop Citizenship and Environmental Education,” Badger Press, 2003
"Issues Arising in the use of Philosophical Enquiry with Children to develop Thinking Skills," Education 3-13 Journal, September 2001