A first P4C session with early years children. The attached document gives an outline of…
Roger Sutcliffe & DialogueWorks
Roger is one of the world’s leading authorities on P4C and philosophical education. He was a founder and President of SAPERE, the UK charity promoting P4C, and President of ICPIC, the International Council for Philosophical Inquiry with Children. He graduated in Philosophy and Modern Languages at Oxford, and has taught at primary and secondary level. He trained in P4C under Professor Lipman. Roger is an outstanding facilitator of dialogue, with both large audiences and small groups. He is currently the president of DialogueWorks.
DialogueWorks provides training, support and resources in teaching that brings more thinking into learning. Its two main programmes are P4C Plus and Thinking Moves. They offer online or in-person training anywhere in the world, through programmes that we tailor to meet local needs and the priorities of individual schools.
It provides resources on its website for teachers, students, parents and trainers, covering all ages and curriculum areas.
A collection of inquiry plans in PowerPoint format, each of which can be found by itself in the 'concept activities' section.
A short course in logic for teachers and pupils to help with progression in thinking, writing and dialogue.
Advice, methods and photocopiable materials to assist philosophical dialogue with pupils aged 10 and over.
This year, 2008, is 15 years on from the murder of Stephen Lawrence. This edition of Newswise from 1999 marks the event and still gives us plenty to think about .
A lesson outline and ways of developing thinking about a (fake) picture of a cat seeing a 'reflection' of a lion in a mirror.
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 lesson plan for the SIP 3rd session, with 3 exercises: community building (turn-taking), enquiry building (keywording), and concept-stretching (belonging).
This unit builds on session 2, and consists of 3 exercises: community building (turn-taking), enquiry-building (keywording), and concept building (belonging).
A 6-page document providing a way into the Primary Seal Theme, 'Good to be me'. It provides a menu of choices, ideally for children themselves, that enable them to explore 10 of the key concepts related to the main theme.
Any one or pair of the concepts could provide the basis for a whole session or more, especially if linked with a story or other stimulus, whether chosen from the SEAL collection or elsewhere.
This approach is not attempting to replace or even diminish the central theme of the SEAL unit.