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Philosophy for Children - Level 2 - SAPERE validated

Level 2A - Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd March 2018
Level 2B - Thursday 12th and Friday 13th October 2017- contact DECSY for more details

Glp Accredited Training    If you are a GLP school, use your GLP e-credits to pay for this course   

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"One of the most useful pieces of training I have ever done." Course participant, 2014

This advanced training course gives further tutoring in the practice and theory of developing communities of philosophical enquiry.

Completion of the Part A and Part B 4-day course and all coursework will qualify you for a SAPERE P4C Leader certificate. If only the Level 2 Part A 2-day course and coursework is completed then participants will receive a SAPERE P4C Facilitator Certificate.

Participants will become:
More skilled in the facilitation of enquiries
Better able to evaluate and plan for the progress of communities of enquiries
Better able to coach colleagues in their practice of P4C and lead P4C in their schools

Advance your skills for higher quality enquiries and to support less-experienced colleagues
• Facilitate P4C enquiries with more flexibility and reflection
• Enhance learning through critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinking
•Drive progress in philosophical enquiry at your school

Get ready to lead P4C in your school
• Use P4C to support the school’s ethos and standards
• Drive progress of P4C through analysis
• Use P4C to enhance relationships between children and colleagues

Course prices
Part A: £300   (£280 for DECSY School Members)       (includes lunches & course handbook)
Part B: £300   (£280 for DECSY School Members)       (includes lunches & course handbook)

For a detailed break down of the course structure and pre-course requirements please click here

Venue: Scotia Works, Leadmill Road, Sheffield, S1 4SE

How to Book: helen.griffinATdecsy.org.uk

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.'

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