Understand how to use P4C to develop students’ critical, creative, collaborative and caring thinking habits
Key themes can include:
1) How Philosophy for Children is one of the very best ways to develop dialogue, thinking skills, metacognition and collaborative approaches to learning.
2) The best questioning and facilitation techniques to ensure P4C supports students’ everyday learning.
3) A guide to resources and inquiry structures so that P4C is relevant for students of all ages. This can include a complimentary subscription to p4c.com, the international resource and collaboration site for P4C.
4) The ways in which P4C can be used to develop a growth mindset; enhance student motivation and resilience; and how it links with the SOLO taxonomy as well as metacognitive and higher order thinking skills.
a) James has been practising P4C since 1992 – first as a teacher then as founder of a multi-million pound social regeneration project using P4C as a catalyst for change. He is now a SAPERE (sapere.org.uk) trainer and co-Director of p4c.com
b) James appeared in a BBC documentary about P4C in 1999 and has since introduced the approach to tens of thousands of teachers and support staff around the world.
c) James would be happy to demonstrate the approach working with any group of students, having done so on numerous occasions around the world with students aged 3-19. See clips here.