Philosophy for Children (P4c): Level 1 With Sapere

  • No Forthcoming Dates
  • Behaviours for Learning, Citizenship
  • Full
  • Primary, Secondary
  • Teaching & Learning

Day 1: 14th November 2017

Day 2: 15th November 2017

P4C Foundation Course Level 1

Course outline:

A two day course led by a registered and experienced SAPERE Trainer

Start practising P4C with your students

Encourage philosophical questioning and dialogue Understand how to facilitate a P4C enquiry Identify resources to stimulate rich discussions among your students

Two-day course:

*** Introduces the theory and practice of P4C

  • Provides tools to develop students’ questioning and thinking skills
  • Connects P4C to the curriculum
  • Demonstrates philosophical enquiry in practice
  • Presents P4C resources and sources of teaching materials**

The course is designed for all who want to practise P4C in an educational setting. Completion of the course and facilitating 6 P4C sessions in your classroom will qualify you for a P4C Initial Practitioner certificate.

Course benefits:

  • **For teachers, you can immediately start facilitating P4C enquiries in your class
  • For students, P4C accelerates educational progress, personal and social development
  • For head-teachers, P4C enhances students’ engagement and teachers’ motivation**

Delegates will:

• Develop the confidence to start practicing P4C in the classroom

• Experience pedagogical approaches that can be applied to their wider practice

• Receive a copy of the comprehensive Level 1 Handbook

• Can progress to Level 2A Advanced Course

You will receive two course handbooks free of charge with a two-day Level 1 booking.

Additional handbooks can be purchased at a cost of £10.00 each (plus postage & packing) via www.sapere.org.uk or by calling the office.

Participants (up to 22) will be invited to apply for a certificate on completion of the two-day Level 1 training.

Applicants must show satisfactory evidence of having carried out six P4C sessions in order to receive a certificate.

“SAPERE's P4C training was like a huge breath of fresh air.” (Secondary teacher, Staffordshire)

£150 per PLP delegate for the 2 day course £200 per non PLP delegate for the 2 day course

Places limited to 22 - book now to avoid disappointment

COURSE PROGRAMME

DAY 1: 14th November 2017

9.30 – 10.00 Arrivals, registration

10.00 – 10.45 Origins of P4C; what it is and why do it; the Community of

Enquiry

10.45 – 11.00 Break

11.00 – 12.00 Enquiry 1

12.00 – 12.30 Feedback; discussion and evaluation

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 14.15 What makes questioning philosophical?

14.15 – 15.15 Enquiry 2

15.15 – 16.00 Resource ideas; planning a P4C session; Q & A

DAY 2: 15th November 2017

9.00 – 9.30 Arrivals, registration

9.30 – 10.15 Facilitation of enquiry and dialogue

10.15 – 11.15 Enquiry 3

11.15 – 11.30 Break

11.30 – 12.30 Building evaluation into planning

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 14.30 Enquiry 4

14.30 – 15.15 Recap; overview of process; Q & A

15.15 – 15.30 Evaluation of the course; finish

Led by Kit Thorne: www.kitthorneassociates.co.uk

“Kit has been a professional educator for over 40 years. His roles have comprised those of teacher in secondary and primary; adviser and Ofsted inspector in both phases; school improvement manager and strategic lead for continuing professional development (CPD) in schools and academies. He is past chair of the National Association of Language Advisers (www.nala.org.uk) and also past chair of the Sheffield Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) www.sheffield.gov.uk/education/about-us/sacre.html

He is currently chair of the Ambassador Advisory Group at a secondary academy in Sheffield; trustee of Languages Sheffield (www.languages-sheffield.org.uk); trustee of Sapere, the national charity which promotes Philosophy for Children (www.sapere.org.uk), and a member of the Sheffield Music Hub advisory board (http://www.sheffieldmusichub.org/). He is also an examiner/ moderator for GCSE and A Level languages with Cambridge International Examinations.”

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