Level 1 course - sample programme

Day 1

09.00         Refreshments
09.15 Introductions and course outline
09.40 Philosophy for Children: what is it and how does it work?
10.20 Requirements for classroom setting and rules
10.45 Break
11.05 Enquiry 1*
12.05 Reflections
12.35 Lunch
13.15 Helping to answer concerns
13.30 Introduction to resources
14.05 Enquiry 2*
15.05 Day 1 conclusions
15.20 Close


Day 2

09.00         Refreshments
09.15 Reflecting on Day 1
09.40 What makes an enquiry philosophical? (part 1)
10.30 Break
10.50 What makes an enquiry philosophical? (part 2)
11.40 Enquiry 3*
12.50 Lunch
13.30 Developing a Community of Enquiry in school
13.55 Curriculum links
14.15 BBC Thinking Skills video clip
14.30 SAPERE and further training
14.40 Conclusions and reflections
15.10 Evaluation
15.20 Close


* An Enquiry is a discussion of a philosophical question, using the P4C method. Taking part in three enquiries will help develop an understanding of how the method works in practice.

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