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2926: SAPERE Open Level 1 Foundation Course
15/03/2018, 16/03/2018
Green Lane Infant School
Spinney Hill Road
United Kingdom

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Completion of the course and facilitating 6 P4C sessions will qualify you for a P4C Initial Practitioner certificate.

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Elements of the course will include:

  • An introduction to the theory and practice of P4C 
  • Opportunities to experience philosophical enquiry first-hand
  • Developing children's capacity to ask meaningful questions
  • A framework for developing the quality of children's dialogue through caring, collaborative, critical and creative thinking
  • Connecting P4C with the curriculum

Delegates will:

  • Gain certification at level 1 from SAPERE (opening the way to progression to Levels 2 and 3) 
  • Develop the confidence to start practicing P4C in the classroom
  • Experience pedagogical approaches that can be applied to their wider practice
  • Get a copy of SAPERE's comprehensive Level 1 Handbook and access to a range of on-line resources

Neil Phillipson - Trainer Profile

An erstwhile Head of Science in a secondary school, Neil’s career was transformed by an encounter with Philosophy for Children in 2009. Since then he has worked as a local authority and National Strategies consultant, and now runs his own business, 21st Century Learners.

He is a SAPERE-registered Level 1 trainer in P4C, running regular ‘open courses’ and working in schools to help them to develop philosophical thinking. Much of his work involves the facilitation of rich dialogue (sometimes through drama) in educational and other settings, and is underpinned by the belief that the way in which we respond to other perspectives is central to the quality of our learning and our wider relationships.

Location: Cheshire

Website: www.21stcenturylearners

Cost: £200 per delgate (snacks provided, hot lunch available to buy)


Standard fee£200.00
Going for Gold school place£200.00
EEF School Place£200.00

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