We are delighted to announce the formation of DialogueWorks Ltd, an organisation dedicated to the promotion of Philosophical Teaching and Learning. This educational approach is the culmination of 25 years of Roger Sutcliffe’s experience in P4C, dialogic teaching and inquiry-based learning.
Nick Chandley and Bob House have joined Roger as co-directors of DialogueWorks, giving us a management and development team with the capabilities to drive successful implementation of Philosophical Teaching and Learning world-wide.
We are delighted to be able to host the P4C International Community of Enquiry on this website. This gives schools around the world the chance to share ideas around a common theme.
More broadly, DialogueWorks supports schools and educational organisations wanting to set up:
- Tailored practitioner and trainer pathways;
- Accredited training programs;
- High quality resources.
International Baccalaureate and other inquiry-based school groups are an important focus for us.
Our organisational philosophy is inclusive, collaborative and adaptable. We work in any part of the world with organisations or individuals who share the values and principles of Philosophical Teaching and Learning.
We are proud that our first international partnership is with P4C China. Roger Sutcliffe was a keynote speaker and workshop leader at the P4C China launch conference on May 27th 2018, attended by over 500 people – a landmark event in the worldwide development of P4C.
Roger Sutcliffe addresses the P4C China launch conference
We are equally proud that DialogueWorks has been instrumental in bringing P4C to Saudi Arabia. In December 2018, the Ministry of Education in Saudi Arabia announced that it was adding a philosophy course to its secondary school curriculum. This was a historic event as, prior to this, philosophy had been wholly absent from education at all levels in Saudi Arabia.
The course is called “Critical Thinking and Philosophy” and will be part of the nationwide high school curriculum, which is mandated by the Saudi Ministry of Education. The government contracted with us, to develop the curriclum and train teachers for the program.
The Minister of Education, Dr. Ahmed Bin Mohammed Al-Issa announces the program.
We encourage anyone who is interested in associating with DialogueWorks to contact us for more information. Click here for an outline of our educational approach.