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 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


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


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:

“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 ( and also past chair of the Sheffield Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE)

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

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