A video to help you discover philosophical dimensions in topics
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In this area, you will find a collection of practical ideas on all aspects of doing philosophy with children such as: helping pupils create questions, pushing for depth in dialogue and planning for progression. These tried-and-tested ideas will not only give you food for thought as you plan your p4c classes and curricula, they will also help you to make your p4c teaching more varied and effective.
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An article about using children's own discussions as stimuli and about a distinction between spontaneous and deliberate philosophising.
Why and how to help pupils get more control over their thinking by using a the language of reasoning. Practical advice for use in P4C and across the curriculum.
The method of a 'panel discussion' provides a very useful and flexible discussion format. It also helps you work with very large groups.
Steve Williams introduces some general strategies to guide writing for thinking and thinking for writing .
Examples of skills and progression of skills expected from the majority of pupils in the Foundation Stage over the course of a year's participation in P4C.
An e-book with 14 activities to enliven your P4C sessions. There are short thinking games, ideas for role plays and routines you can adapt for mini-enquiries and follow-ups.