A first P4C session with early years children. The attached document gives an outline of…
Concept activities using comparisons
A common and useful way of exploring concepts is to suggest pairs of concepts for pupils to consider. The pairs would be chosen with the aim of pinpointing some areas of fruitful dialogue about a concept you. For instance, in exploring the concept of friendship, you might ask pupils to make connections and distinctions between ‘friends’ and ‘pets’, ‘relatives’ or ‘toys’. Your purpose would be to get them to think about qualities such as loyalty, dependence, reciprocity and care in order to focus their minds more precisely on ways we might identify a relationship as a ‘friendship’.
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Comparing 'knowledge' with concepts such as facts, experience, wisdom and truth.
Comparing the similarities and differences between dreams, aspirations, thoughts and desires.
An activity to explore the concept of reality.
Comparisons between culture and other linked concepts.
A powerpoint slide suggesting a concept line to stretch the concepts of feeling relaxed and being worried.