Using Philosophy for Children in Religious Education (SAPERE Level 1) (PHIL0019-18AA)

20 spaces Norton Park Conference Centre, Sutton Scotney

A course for teachers of RE in primary and secondary schools who want to develop the skills of philosophical enquiry in RE.

Multi-session course for

Primary and secondary teachers of RE.

Presented by

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

Course pre-requisites

  • Preferred experience of planning with the Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and Isle of Wight agreed syllabus  Living Difference III and as used in the London Boroughs of Westminster, Camden and Fulham and Hammersmith.

Knowledge and understanding

  • An introduction to theory and practice for Philosophy for Children (P4C).
  • Reflecting on how P4C can deepen enquiry in RE.

Participants will learn how to

  • Establish communities of philosophical enquiry, especially in RE
  • Integrate high level classroom talk in RE
  • Raise aspiration and attainment in RE

Course content and methodology

  • Presentations.
  • Group and individual tasks.
  • Models of philosophical enquiries.

Intended impact on practice

  • Improved questioning and enquiry skills and raising attainment and aspiration in RE.
  • Increasing children and young people's ownership and responsibility in classroom enquiry.
  • Improved planning with 'Living Difference III'.

Course progression

  • Participants on this course will receive Level 1 SAPERE accreditation.
  • There is the possibility of progressing to Level 2 and 3 SAPERE accreditation.

Participants should bring

  • An example of planning of a cycle with 'Living Difference III' to the second day .

Other Booking Information

Course cost includes SAPERE registration and handbook.


Date Start End Venue
19/06/2018 08:45 15:45 Winchester area
11/07/2018 08:45 15:45 Winchester area


standard rate


Course PHIL0019  Provided by  Hampshire Teaching and Leadership College