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SAPERE - Philosophy for Children(from 4 reviews)

Philosophy for Children (P4C) is a powerful teaching method that boosts children’s thinking skills, reasoning ability and overall academic performance. Around 3,000 teachers a year are trained in the P4C pedagogy, reaching around 50,000 pupils per year.

£695.00 (no VAT on this item) Early Bird booking
£750.00 (no VAT on this item) Full price
(Duration: 4 days - split into 2 lots of 2 two days)

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Stated learning outcomes for this course

Suitable for primary and secondary teachers, SAPERE’s accredited Level 2 course is designed for Level 1 practitioners who want to improve their facilitation, and who are interested in analysing theory and good practice.  

Level 2 training takes place over four days, split into two lots of two days. You'll need a Level 1 certificate and to have completed at least six P4C enquiries to be eligible. We also recommend a gap of at least six to nine months between a Level 1 and Level 2 courses.

Some pre-course reading is required. The four day course involves 24 hours of P4C theory and guided practice. After the course delegates are invited to analyse their classroom practice and submit a written assignment. This should be based on 15 hours of P4C facilitation. Only those who successfully complete the written assignment, receive a certificate and are then able to move on to Level 3.

The Level 2 course addresses the following questions:

  1. How can we best facilitate enquiry to be philosophical? - practice
  2. What stories and stimuli are suitable for philosophical enquiry? - resources
  3. What are the philosophical and educational roots or P4C - educational perspective
  4. How can philosophical enquiry help to develop critical and creative thinking and learning? - the cognitive dimension
  5. How can philosophical enquiry help contribute to emotional and social development? - the affective dimension
  6. How can philosophical enquiry help to educate for citizenship in a pluralist society? - the moral/political context
  7. How are we to evaluate philosophical enquiries and their facilitation? - practice

Those with the Level 2 qualification can coach other P4C practitioners in their school.  

If your school is interested in progressing though the School Award Scheme, having a Level 2 qualified P4C Co-ordinator will be highly advantageous.


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