Teacher Toolkit

Here are a range of quick tips and teaching guides to help you build your P4C and Philosophical Teaching and Learning practice.

Tip 1: How to link the starter activity to the main inquiry skill focus.

Tip 2: Let the students work in small groups to build their confidence.

Tip 3: How to be more of a “guide on the side” than a “sage on the stage”

Tip 4: A moment’s quiet reflection can be valuable in other lessons, not just P4C inquiries.

Tip 5: Giving examples (coming soon)

Tip 6: Writing (coming soon)

Tip 7: Using topical items from national or local news can make a great stimulus. There is always a philosophical dimension.

Tip 8: Whole school P4C days can add variety and excitement as well as giving a chance to think really deeply about important themes.

Teaching Guide A: Philosophical Teaching and Learning – a 2 page summary (coming soon)

A 2 page summary of Philosophical Teaching and Learning