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Here is the May-June 2018 P4C newsletter from Fortune Kindergarten Dong Fang:

P4C newsletter May-June 2018- English

It has articles on the:

  • P4C China International Conference
  • Inquiries with 4 and 5 year olds
  • Inquiries with 5 and 6 year olds

Thanks to Stephen Walshe, head teacher and P4C trainer.

P4C China Conference:  Listening to the Voices of Children

Listening to the Voices of Children, a conference on P4C and education was held in the Shanghai United International School. The seminar invited well-known philosophy education experts from China, Britain and France to share and exchange experiences and attracted over 80 kindergartens in the city. Nearly 500 people from more than 50 primary and secondary schools participated in the conference. This is the first time that a large-scale educational philosophical event for children has been held in China.

Roger Sutcliffe was the keynote speaker at the  conference.   His topic was Big Picture and Little Pixel Thinking – and he ran two follow-up workshops on the same theme.

Roger, one of the founders of the P4C movement in Britain, put forward a thought-provoking question from the beginning: “A 4-year-old child asks an average of 20 to 30 questions per hour, but when they go to school, the rate drops sharply.  Why does this happen?”  This is an extremely common but often neglected issue in children’s education. P4C attaches great importance to listening to children’s language and guiding children to think and raise questions.

Click the link below for an abbreviated version of Roger’s presentation slides.
RS P4C China keynote website 2018

Liverpool P4C Conference

Nick Chandley was a keynote speaker at the April 2018 P4C conference hosted by School Improvement Liverpool and SAPERE.  Nick’s theme was Building Inquiring Minds.  He also led a workshop on Becoming an Inspiring Teacher through P4C.

International Teacher Magazine

Roger Sutcliffe writes on Philosophical Teaching