Three Powerpoint slides encouraging small and whole group inquiry.
Develop concepts, explore meanings, enhance thinking
Our concept activities section is full of ideas and activities submitted by our contributors to help make your p4c sessions richer in concepts and deeper in meaning.
We don’t want to repeat the same ‘directions for use’ every time we post a new activity so we have put many of the directions, together with the principles behind each kind of concept-stretching activity, in a key document called ‘Create Concept Activities‘. We hope it will also help you to create your own concept activities.
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An activity to develop conceptual exploration through short poems. Short audio file of children reading poems included.
Link to an accessible but thought-provoking article on questions around 'bad morality', conscience and empathy. It's not suitable for classroom use, but it's a good example of philosophical skills at work.
A story with comprehensive background notes and activities to explore the concepts of rights, privileges, duties and responsibilities.
A open-ended dialogue about sharing and fairness. A group of teenagers are planning a hiking trip. How should they share the load?
An activity to explore the question: 'What do you need to be happy?' There are some picture cards for young children to use but you could do the activity with any age group.
An activity to consider a set of opinions in relations to concepts such as truth, belief, reason, and so on.