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.
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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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The method of a 'panel discussion' provides a very useful and flexible discussion format. It also helps you work with very large groups.
An extract from a session using 'The Last Noo-Noo' by Jill Murphy. They use an interesting way of theming ideas
A game, or activity, to develop critical thinking in group dialogue, reading and writing.
Steve Williams introduces some general strategies to guide writing for thinking and thinking for writing .
An introduction to writing for ideas and writing for ideas plus expression.