P4C and the New Primary Curriculum conference

Provider: SAPERE - Philosophy for Children
£150.00 (no VAT on this item) For TWO delegates

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Description Thursday 22nd May in central Birmingham: This event will show how Philosophy for Children (P4C) supports the new primary curriculum through focus on spoken language and building thinking skills. Suitable for SLT members, teachers and P4C co-ordinators, the day will be informative and enlightening, full of practical tips and techniques to take away.
Duration 1 day

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Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Philosophy for Children (P4C) is a powerful approach to learning and teaching that helps children become effective thinkers, communicators and collaborators. P4C helps primary schools deliver the new curriculum through focusing on spoken language, building thinking skills and supporting a broad and balanced curriculum. Teachers find themselves invigorated by the P4C approach. It makes them think about the way they ask questions and how to encourage curiosity. 

This event will show how P4C supports the new primary curriculum through focus on spoken language and building thinking skills.

For those schools who have already embedded P4C, it’s an opportunity to brush up on skills or allow new teachers to receive some formal training. For schools new to P4C, it’s an opportunity to come along and see how P4C works. 


Evidence underpinning this approach

Experience in the UK, backed up by academic research both here and in other countries, has shown that there are numerous benefits from the P4Cs approach including:

  • increased self-esteem
  • increased motivation to enquire and learn
  • substantial gains in oral communication skills, literacy and numeracy
  • enhanced respect for the views of others and increased confidence in one’s own judgements;
  • more thoughtful and reflective responses to other learning situations

The most comprehensive piece of academic research to date in the UK is based on a 2003 P4C programme with over 100 pupils in Scottish primary schools.  It endorsed the benefits listed above and showed that these translate into substantial improvements in cognitive ability based on scores in standardised tests.  Of particular interest in relation to the pupil premium was the finding that children in the lower and middle ability quartiles gained the greatest benefit from P4C.

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Follow-up activities and support

Delegates will be invited to explore further training and receive the SAPERE online bulletin with news and resoures in the month after the event.


Thursday 22nd May 9.30am - 4.00pm

Maple House, Birmingham, B4 6TB 

Presenters: Jo Bowers, Nick Chandley, Julie McCann & Roger Sutcliffe

A day of practical tips and techniques to show how P4C can support the new primary curriculum.

£150.00 for TWO delegates. Go to www.sapere.org.uk/conferences for more information


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This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.