A great way to establish rules for dialogue with children - make them a topic of inquiry. Useful suggestions and materials.
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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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A form for formative or summative evaluation of 20 dispositions/skills that are at the heart of community of inquiry practice.
Count Down (or Count up) are Stand Up (or Sit Down) are two of the most favoured activities in the early stages of developing a community of inquiry, partly because of their simplicity, and partly because they reinforce the practice of OOPSAAT (Only One Person Speaks At A Time), which is essential for effective dialogue. They also develop the sense that everybody in a community of inquiry has a part to play in building success for the whole group.
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Creating and analysing questionnares can be a useful stimulus for philosophical questioning. Samples and advice are provided.
A couple of rhymes to encourage children to share thoughts and questions and to understand 'questions' and 'statements'.
Ways to deepen discussions by working with pupils on concepts that help them to reason and make connections.
Paired work: 'pairs compare', 'think, pair, share' and 'think, write, share, compare.' Inspired by the work of Spencer Kagan.