P4C International Community of Enquiry (P4C ICE)

We believe passionately in the benefits of practice sharing between schools adopting P4C and Philosophical Teaching & Learning.  In particular, we encourage international practice sharing as it gives teachers and students the motivation and reinforcement of being part of a global community of like-minded people.  We facilitate such practice sharing through our website, through social media groups and, where requested, through school-to-school links.  At a more local level, we can help schools structure and organise peer-group practice sharing events such as Philosothons.  In general, we do not charge a fee for facilitating such practice sharing.

DialogueWorks participates in the P4C International Community of Enquiry, a peer to peer group of P4C practitioners around the world.  It’s a great way of getting and sharing ideas about P4C enquiries.  If you’d like to join the group, which communicates via WhatsApp, please email nickchandley@dialogueworks.co.uk  or bobhouse@dialogueworks.co.uk with your name and mobile phone number.

Members of the P4C ICE regularly share resources in response to requests for ideas from other members.  We collate those responses in an easy-to-access on line collection which you can see by clicking this image:

P4C ICE members have also participated in shared enquiries where schools around the world worked from the same stimuli and shared the results with each other.  This provided a wonderful vehicle to show students that they were part of a much bigger movement than just the P4C community within their school.  With thanks to SAPERE who made this presentation publicly available, here is a great example of such practice sharing: