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Read and write about p4c

HERE IS THE PLACE to read and submit articles about philosophy for children. The articles will cover important debates, new developments, national and international experiences and summaries of research. They will be of readable length and style and aimed at teachers and other practitioners rather than the academic community. We will collect selected articles into occasional e-journals and inform members of journal development through our newsletters. We welcome articles from your pupils and students (if you have their permission).

If you would like to submit an article, please contact Steve Williams.

Title Category Authorsort icon Created
Using pupil-devised questionnaires to stimulate p4c
Creating and analysing questionnares can be a useful stimulus for philosophical questioning. Samples and advice are provided.
Getting Started, P4C Articles Patricia Robyn ... 26/11/2008
Towards an inquiry-based curriculum
Roger Sutcliffe examines the concept of 'an enquiry-based curriculum
Across Curricula, P4C Articles Roger Sutcliffe 03/02/2009
Personal and Social Philosophy

A philosophy initiative for secondary schools and an argument for a wiser approach to PLTS, SEAL, PSHE, Citizenship and Cross-curriculum dimensions.

P4C Articles Roger Sutcliffe 04/10/2009
Goodies and baddies in the nursery
A recorded dialogue to show how young children use, through play, their knowledge and understanding of fairy tale characters and how their conversation can help me to develop their thinking.
Getting Started, Dialogues, P4C Articles Sara Stanley 26/11/2008
P4C research at VCS
A report on the effects of P4C at The Village Community School, Derby, 1992
P4C Articles Steve Williams 01/10/2011
The Language of Reasoning
Why and how to help pupils get more control over their thinking
Reasoning Concepts, P4C Articles Steve Williams 26/01/2012
'Gatherings' to Stimulate Deliberate Philosophizing
An article about using children's own discussions as stimuli and about a distinction between spontaneous and deliberate philosophixing
Community Dialogue, Following Up, P4C Articles Steve Williams 03/06/2013