Philosophy for Children - Level 1 Foundation Course - SAPERE validated
Wednesday 13th June (4.30pm-6.30pm), Thursday 14th and Thursday 28th June, 2018 (9.30am-4.30pm)
If you are a GLP school, use your GLP e-credits to pay for this course
This two and a half day practical workshop for teachers and HLTAs of pupils aged 4 - 18 will explore the aims, principles and benefits of philosophical enquiry and explore how these enquiries can develop Global Citizenship skills, concepts and dispositions and tackle controversial issues.
An Ofsted report for an 'outstanding' school in Derbyshire in March 2015 reported:
'Lessons in philosophy encourage discussion and debate which prepares pupils well for life in Britain today.'
A recent study by the Education Endowment Foundation on the use of P4C in schools has shown that: 'Encouraging children as young as nine and ten to have philosophical discussion around topics like truth, fairness and knowledge can improve their progress in maths and reading by an average of two months, while the academic benefits of promoting philosophical thinking in primary school seem to be more pronounced for disadvantaged pupils (reading 4 months, maths 3 months and writing 2 months)... at less than £30 per pupil (for P4C Level 1 training and one year's whole school support). These results show that P4C could be a promising and effective way for schools to spend their pupil premium and improve outcomes, particularly for disadvantaged pupils.'
Venue: Scotia Works, Leadmill Road, Sheffield, S1 4SE
Cost: £300 (£280 for DECSY School Members), plus lunches, refreshments, SAPERE Level One handbook and Certificate and one year’s free subscription to the SAPERE web-site and monthly bulletin.
How to Book: firstname.lastname@example.org
Previous participants have said about this course:
"I knew nothing about P4C before - I now feel ready to develop it in school."
"Expert knowledge and teaching - fabulous."
"Excellent engaging activities that inspire to transfer P4C into the classroom."
This course is repeated on: Thursday 22nd November (4.30pm-6.30pm), Friday 23rd November and Friday 7th December 2018 (9.30am-4.30pm)
Tuesday 12th March (4.30pm-6.30pm), Wednesday 13th and Wednesday 27th March 2019 (9.30am-4.30pm)
Monday 10th June (4.30pm-6.30pm), Tuesday 11th and Tuesday 25th June 2019 (9.30am-4.30pm)