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Philosophy for Children - SAPERE Level 2A

A two-day course developing theory and practice in Philosophy for Children which will examine the nature, purpose and methods of philosophical enquiry and explain how P4C can have a positive impact on the school’s standards and values.

Multi-session course for

Teachers who already have Level 1 SAPERE Philosophy for Children accreditation and who are interested in taking a lead on developing the curriculum through enquiry-based learning.

Presented by

Patricia Hannam - County Inspector/Adviser RE, History & Philosophy

Course pre-requisites

  • Level 1 SAPERE accreditation.

Knowledge and understanding

  • Experience of facilitating classroom communities of philosophical enquiry.

Participants will learn

  • How to choose and create materials to stimulate deeper philosophical thinking and dialogue and how to plan for progress in P4C across a key stage or whole school curriculum.
  • Ways of extending practices for better philosophical thinking and facilitation through exploring reflective techniques to identify how to improve P4C practice.
  • More about the theory and practice of critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinking and explore some of the social, political and ethical dimensions of P4C.

Course content and methodology

  • Presentations.
  • Group and individual tasks.
  • Models of philosophical enquiries.
  • Participants prepare to facilitate elements of an enquiry with their peers.

Intended impact on practice

  • Participants will develop their understanding of the theory and practice of enquiry-based learning.
  • Participants will be prepared to deliver twilight INSET sessions in P4C.

Course progression

  • Participants on this course will receive Level 2A SAPERE accreditation.
  • There is the possibility to progress to Level 2B and Level 3.
  • Possibility of becoming lead practitioner in P4C and developing enquiry-based learning in the curriculum.

Participants should bring

  • Examples of previous philosophical enquiries.

Other Booking Information


standard rate

Provided by: Hampshire Teaching and Leadership College

Course code: PHIL0017

Standard rate: £372

Subscribers: £310

SLA: £170