Philosophy for Children (P4C) – Level 2a, In-person course

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This is an in-person two day course: Thursday 14th and Friday 15th March (9.30am – 4.30pm)

P4C Level 2 courses (SAPERE validated) are a chance for you to advance your skills for higher quality enquiries and to support less experienced colleagues.

P4C Level 2a is for practitioners who have been using P4C regularly in the classroom for six months or more and whose students are starting to ask higher order questions and to self-facilitate.

Aims of the course:
Examine the nature, purpose and methods of philosophical enquiry
Show how to choose and create materials to stimulate deeper philosophical thinking and dialogue
Extend practices and tools for better philosophical thinking and facilitation
Strengthen understanding of the theory and practice of critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinking
Establish criteria for planning and evaluating progress over a cycle of P4C enquiry, exercise and review

‘If anyone is keen to develop thinking skills in their school, then this is a great course. I wish I had done it years ago.’


‘An absolutely fantastic 2 day course! I have been provided with lots of skills and tools to improve my P4C facilitation. I feel a lot more confident now!’ (Course participant, 2021)

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