Global Learning Programme

P4C; Using philosophical enquiry to promote global learning [Duplicated] [Duplicated] [Duplicated]

25 Sep 2017 - 13 Nov 2017 | Devon
Start: 15:30 , end: 17:30
Provider: Devon Development Education
Cost £: 500 credits per school
Aims of the course:

Philosophy for Children (P4C) is a well established and documented methodology used successfully in classrooms in 60+ countries. P4C aims to encourage children to think critically, caringly, creatively and collaboratively. It helps teachers to build a 'community of enquiry' where pupils create and enquire into their own questions, and 'learn how to learn' in the process. This course will provide an overview of the P4C 'Community of Enquiry' process and an opportunity to experience such an enquiry first hand. P4C has been found to increase motivation to enquire and learn; create more critical and reflective thinkers and learners; improve confidence and self esteem and enhance literacy and oracy.

Expected outcomes of the course:

By the end of the course, participants will: • Understand what makes questioning philosophical and how such questioning can improve teaching and learning • Understand how P4C can encourage questioning, reasoning, challenging assumptions and encourage thinking about alternative opinions, options and ideas • Understand how to establish a Community of Enquiry in the classroom • Develop confidence in how to facilitate an enquiry effectively • Understand how P4C can be used to promote global learning • Become more aware of their ability to reflect on their practice

Embedding global learning in your teaching:

By the end of the course teachers will have a clear understanding of how to implement P4C methodology into their classroom and how a systematic process of enquiry can help enhance global learning. They will understand how P4C can be used to benefit children’s thinking, speaking and listening. Teachers will develop the skills for facilitating a Community of Enquiry and know the range of stimuli that can be used to encourage discussion of complex global issues. They will have improved their confidence in using open ended questioning and dialogue.

Course aimed at:


Curriculum subjects explored in this course:

English, Citizenship, PSHE

Content focus:

Curriculum development; Development of specific subject (i.e. Maths, English etc.) or curriculum area; Teaching and learning; Pupil behaviour and values


The course consists of 2 twilight sessions

Maximum of participants:


Ratio of participants : trainers:


Trainer details:

Andrew Bell is an ex Primary teacher who has worked extensively in global education for many years. He has delivered a variety of global learning programmes to students of all ages from primary Fairtrade conferences to Model United Nations with KS5. He has also delivered CPD training to teachers on a wide range of global learning issues. He has developed global education resources for organisations including Comic Relief, UNICEF and BBC Children in Need. He has completed Level 1 and Level 2 of the SAPERE accredited P4C courses and has delivered P4C sessions both to pupils in schools and to teachers and other adults.

Other information:

This course is designed to be undertaken by a whole school staff, in their school, and has 2 x 2 hour twilights sessions.

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