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.
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.
Our programme of P4C workshops
Planning for P4C: maximising the potential of the 10-step model
Date: 10 May 2021
SAPERE trainer: Emma Leeson
Course ID: 4269
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.
P4C for Early Years
SAPERE trainer: Gina Parker (Mullarkey)
Date: 13 May 2021
Course ID: 4271
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.
Better P4C questioning: developing students’ higher order questioning skills
SAPERE trainer: Maria Prodromou
Date: 18 May 2021
Course ID: 4273
Supporting teachers to overcome obstacles in developing the philosophical potential of students’ questions
P4C and Literacy: the importance of thinking as a core aspect of teaching and learning in Literacy
SAPERE trainers: Topsy Page and Jane Yates
Date: 19 May 2021
Course ID: 4275
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.
Challenging issues in P4C
SAPERE trainer: Grace Lockrobin
Date: 25 May 2021
Course ID: 4277
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.
‘P4C in 3D’: developing and progressing your P4C facilitation skills and the learning of your pupils through a three-step approach – doing something differently, doing something different and dropping something
SAPERE trainer: Jeremy Reynolds
Date: 26 May 2021
Course ID: 4279
This workshop encourages delegates to reflect and share ideas to progress and ‘step up’ their current P4C practice. Delegates are asked to share an example of their current P4C practice and a ‘takeaway’ grid is used and filled in at the workshop to give action points for when teachers are back in school and the classroom.
Facilitation moves: encouraging involvement and discouraging domination
SAPERE trainer: Kate Halliwell
Date: 9 June 2021
Course ID: 4281
One of the most common questions on SAPERE Level 1 courses 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 enables facilitators to test out various approaches and see what works best within their community of enquiry.
4Cs thinking progression in P4C: making sure your pupils are getting better at P4C
SAPERE trainer: Topsy Page
Date: 10 June 2021
Course ID: 4283
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.
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