A series of questions to stimulate discussion on beauty and ugliness.
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‘ in the right-hand column. We hope it will also help you to create your own concept activities.
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 little activity to explore the concept of unfairness through having children write and discuss their own verses of poetry. Contains audio files.
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.
A good way to explore concepts, explained with reference to the concept of freedom. This is a fuller explanation of one method of stretching concepts mentioned in the concept-stretcher key download.