P4C Foundation Course Level 1
Online and socially-distanced face-to-face Foundation Course Level 1 options available
Our online Level 1 offers a cost-effective and flexible way for teachers to engage in CPD. Delivered via Zoom, in three four-hour modules over three weeks, it can be accessed from home or from a workspace. For the optimum online learning experience, numbers are limited to just twelve on each online course.
Our flagship face-to-face Level 1 takes place over two full days. All face-to-face courses will follow current guidelines on social distancing and hygiene.
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Start practising P4C with your students
Whether you choose online or face-to-face, our Level 1 courses will enable you to start practising P4C with your students straight away. You will learn how to:
- encourage philosophical questioning and dialogue
- facilitate a P4C enquiry in your classroom
- identify resources to stimulate rich discussions among your students
The Level 1 course:
- introduces the theory and practice of P4C
- provides tools to develop students’ questioning and thinking skills
- connects P4C to the curriculum
- demonstrates philosophical enquiry in practice
- presents P4C resources and sources of teaching materials
Completion of the course will qualify you for a SAPERE P4C Initial Practitioner Certificate.
Online courses: module dates and times
Online courses take place via Zoom and are delivered through three four-hour modules. The course replicates our face-to-face training, with a committed trainer working with you throughout to:
- offer very practical and interactive sessions
- build a community across the modules
- prepare you for implementing P4C
The requirement from participants is to attend and engage fully with all three modules of your chosen course. As with our face-to-face courses, cancellations are chargeable.
The module dates, times (all UK times) and trainer for each online course are:
Course 4124, with Jane Yates
Tuesdays 11, 18 and 25 May: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm
Course 3789, with Rosie Wilson
Thursdays 13, 20, 27 May: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm
Course 3797, with Sim Khera-Lye
Tuesdays 8, 15, 22 June: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm
Course 3801, with Rosie Wilson
Wednesdays 9, 16, 23 June: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm
Course 3805, with Paula Moses
Thursdays 10, 17, 24 June: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm
Course 3875, with Helen Griffin
Thursdays 10, 17, 24 June: each session runs from 12.30pm to 4.30pm
Course 3809, with Julie McCann
Fridays 11, 18, 25 June: each session runs from 9am to 1pm
Course 4338, with Gina Parker (Mullarkey)
Monday 14 June (1pm-5pm), Thursday 17 June (4pm-6pm), Monday 21 June (4pm-6pm), Thursday 24 June (4pm-6pm)
Course 3817, with Maria Prodromou
Wednesdays 30 June, 7 and 14 July: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm
Course 3821, with Gina Parker (Mullarkey)
Thursdays 1, 8, 15 July: each session runs from 1pm to 5pm
Course 3825, with Emma Leeson
Fridays 2, 9, 16 July: each session runs from 9am to 1pm
Occasionally places become free at the last minute. If you'd like to be added to the waiting list for any of our courses, please email your name, school or organisation (if applicable) and which course you'd like to join to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll let you know if a place becomes available.
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