The latest issue in our series of suggestions for thoughtful conversations for families and schools is on the theme of change. Activities for all ages using P4C and Thinking Moves.
Safe in a time of Corona
Government guidelines for school re-opening in September, together with parent and staff concerns about maintaining some degree of social distancing, could make it challenging to run P4C inquiries in their traditional form.
As well as all this, there’s going to be a lot of pressure to catch up with the curriculum, and a lot of focus on student well-being. So, there will be a huge need for P4C, but quite a few obstacles to doing it in the normal way. We’ve collected ideas from trainers and teachers on how to make the most of a difficult situation. We hope you find it helpful.
Dulcinea Norton-Morris has just published Beautiful Thinking: A Philosophical Approach to Parenting and Teaching From Birth to Five – Metacognition in the Early Years.
Grace Lockrobin and colleagues have just published Philosophy and Community which asks ‘Why should we care about philosophy? and considers making philosophy available for everyone.
What we offer
We provide training, support and resources in teaching that brings more thinking into learning. Our two main programmes are P4C Plus and Thinking Moves. We offer online or in-person training anywhere in the world, through programmes that we tailor to meet local needs and your school’s priorities.
We have a full set of resources for teachers, students, parents and trainers, covering all ages and curriculum areas. A helpful selection of resources is available free on this site, with a much wider range accessible via our paid-for premium resource offers.
The effectiveness of P4C in accelerating educational, personal and social development is well evidenced in over 50 countries. P4C Plus helps teachers extend the benefits of P4C across the entire curriculum, and adds a special emphasis on metacognition. Watch this video to see how powerful P4C can be…
Thinking Moves A – Z is a vocabulary of 26 types of thinking. The Moves are understandable, comprehensive and memorable. They make metacognition simple for teachers and learners, bringing big benefits in school and everyday life. Watch this video to learn more…
Hometalk is a series of engaging activities and ideas to encourage thoughtful conversations for families and schools. Each free weekly pack has sections for ages 3 – 5, 6 – 9 and 10+. You can see the full series here, or email us to go on the weekly mailing list.
Training and support
We offer a full range of training and support, through our own team of accredited trainers and via our international partner organisations.
All our training courses are available online or in-person. Their modular structure maximises our flexibility in tailoring our offer to your needs. We offer foundation training to get you started, advanced training to deepen your competence and trainer training so you can pass the approach on to others.
We provide a rich range of free and premium resources as well as links to other recommended sources. The resources include training materials, lesson plans, stimulus suggestions, practice tips, demonstration videos and more.
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We work around the world with organisations or individuals who share our values and principles. We understand that local settings require tailored approaches. International Baccalaureate and other inquiry-based school groups are an important focus for us.
We host the P4C International Community of Enquiry. This gives P4C teachers and schools around the world a perfect platform to ask each other questions and share ideas around any aspect of P4C practice.
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