Benefits of choosing a written dialogue as a stimulus and of having pupils write dialogues .
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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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Introducing the philosophical skill of making choices and giving reasons - with children in nursery or other early-years setting.
A favourite game that enables social mixing and encourages children to enjoy reflecting and making up their minds. It can also be varied and extended in many ways, and could be built up as a regular activity, rather than as a one-off.
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.
A great way to establish rules for dialogue with children - make them a topic of inquiry. Useful suggestions and materials.