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Winchester Advanced P4C Seminar "Reaching out to the other: Democracy, Education and Philosophy for Children"

This year our seminar is concerned with the relationships between Democracy, Education and Philosophy for Children. Matthew Lipman proposes that the guiding ideas of a democratic society, such as justice and freedom, ‘need to be presented not as finished concepts but as concepts open and contestable, inviting discussion and clarification’. In the P4C movement there is active discussion, debate and indeed disagreement these matters. Dr Joanna Haynes and Dr Patricia Hannam will offer a flavour of some of the themes in contemporary dialogue within the international movement of Philosophy for Children. Our seminar discussions will open up the themes further and consider practical opportunities for P4C in each of our contexts.

One day conference for

Teachers, teacher educators, school leaders and other interested in education

Presented by

Patricia Hannam - County Inspector/Adviser RE, History & Philosophy - Joanna Haynes - Associate Professor in Education Studies at Plymouth University


Short ‘think pieces’ are invited from those attending for a 20 minute presentation of a particular perspective, which will add something to our discussion of the themes.

We aim to bring together a mixed group of teacher practitioners, teacher educators, academics and interested individuals to engage critically with the theme. Our discussion, chaired by Joanna Haynes, Associate Professor in Education Studies at Plymouth University and Patricia Hannam Hampshire County Inspector/Adviser for RE, History and Philosophy, will include key presentations, ‘think-piece’ presentations and dialogue.

Other Booking Information


standard rate

Provided by: Hampshire Teaching and Leadership College

Course code: PHIL0020

Standard rate: £65

Subscribers: £55