P4C in Practice: Online Workshops for P4C Progress and Focus
The training has been very useful. […] Staff have said that it’s been one of the better CPD sessions they’ve had.”
Teacher, EEF research project intervention school
How do we keep building progress in P4C after Level 1? How do we focus P4C on things that matter to us?
Our online P4C in Practice workshops offer a deep dive into specific aspects of P4C under two broad themes:
- Making progress – taking your practice forward
- Focus areas – exploring how P4C can help you tackle particular themes, issues and curriculum areas, or work with a particular age group
Choose your workshop, sign up below, and sign in to Zoom to access a wealth of practical content, from our range of high-quality training, delivered by our experienced trainers.
Each workshop costs just £25 per staff member.
Interested in whole school CPD?
Our workshops are also available as whole staff CPD and we can lead a staff meeting virtually on these themes. We can also build a bespoke programme of online CPD to take your whole school P4C practice further. Get in touch to discuss your priorities and options, and get a quote.
Who are these workshops for?
You must have completed our P4C Foundation Course Level 1 and have been facilitating P4C enquiries regularly.
Our programme of P4C workshops
Better P4C questioning: developing students’ higher order questioning skills
SAPERE trainer: Maria Prodromou
Date: 28 June 2021 (course ID 4474), 5 July 2021 (course ID 4494)
This workshop will provide teachers with practical tools and ideas for developing students’ higher order questioning skills. It caters for teachers who feel that they have become a bit stuck and are wondering ‘what do I do next?’ and ‘how can I get my students to ask better questions?’. The activities can be adapted for any age group.
A 3D approach to deepening your P4C facilitation skills: doing something differently, doing something different and dropping something
SAPERE trainer: Jeremy Reynolds
Date: 29 June 2021 (course ID 4472), 6 July 2021 (course ID 4499)
Feeling like your facilitation needs a makeover? Ready to find out more about using P4C question quadrant? Keen to identify questions that are more Socratic? Using a three-step approach, this workshop will help you reflect on and progress your current practice. Working together, delegates will create a useful list/grid of new ideas and tools to start using in the classroom straightaway.
4Cs thinking progression in P4C: making sure your pupils are getting better at P4C
SAPERE trainer: Topsy Page
Date: 1 July 2021 (course ID 4492)
In this workshop delegates reflect with colleagues about how to use monitoring in P4C to ensure that students become better philosophers. The session gives delegates a range of techniques and a variety of practical examples, based on schools’ experiences – including mapping 4C thinking skills with National Curriculum spoken language requirements.
Facilitation moves: encouraging involvement and discouraging domination
Date: 7 July 2021 (course ID 4501)
SAPERE trainer: Kate Halliwell
On SAPERE Level 1 courses, one of the most asked questions is: How do we ensure that the whole class are actively involved in an enquiry and that a few don’t dominate? Learning about and experiencing a range of techniques to encourage both participation (including listening) and turn-taking will enable facilitators to test out various approaches and see what works best within their community of enquiry.
P4C and Literacy: the importance of thinking as a core aspect of teaching and learning in Literacy
SAPERE trainers: Topsy Page/Jane Yates
Dates: 8 July 2021 (with Jane Yates, course ID 4503)
The impact of P4C on oracy is well documented in literature and research. This workshop focuses on illustrating how to find the space and potential for P4C in literacy (reading and writing). It gives teachers practical ideas for increasing literacy in discrete P4C sessions, and embedding P4C across the literacy curriculum. This workshop has been developed by trainers with experience of leading P4C and literacy across their schools.
P4C for Early Years
SAPERE trainer: Gina Parker (Mullarkey)
Date: 12 July 2021 (course ID 4505)
This workshop focuses on some specific tools and techniques to support delivery of P4C in the Early Years (EYFS to 5 years), drawing on tried and tested practical examples from the indoor and outdoor classroom.
Planning for P4C: maximising the potential of the 10-step model
Date: 13 July 2021 (course ID 4485)
SAPERE trainer: Emma Leeson
This workshop revisits the 10-step P4C enquiry planning model, deepening practical understanding by considering how to vary the standard model and illustrating its flexibility and potential as a basis for planning over a number of weeks in the classroom context, with a specific focus on the PSHE curriculum.
Challenging issues in P4C
SAPERE trainer: Grace Lockrobin
Dates: 15 July 2021 (course ID 4507)
Since P4C aims to open up philosophical conversations, encouraging the facilitator to follow the enquiry where it leads, many teachers worry that this freedom might unearth challenging issues, including issues they feel ill-prepared to manage. In some cases, they may even find themselves having to close down discussion to diffuse tensions, protect the vulnerable, uphold the school ethos or abide by the law. This workshop aims to prepare teachers to navigate challenging issues in P4C with confidence, competence and compassion.
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