Global Learning Programme

Using Philosophy for Children (P4C) to explore extremism and terrorism, incorporating SAPERE P4C Level 1 training

26 Mar 2018 | Manchester
Start: 09:00 , end: 16:00
Provider: Development Education Centre (South Yorkshire)
Cost £: 350 credits per person
Aims of the course:

This two and a half day course will explore the aims, principles, methods and benefits of philosophical enquiry and how it can stimulate critical thinking about issues relating to extremism and terrorism.

Expected outcomes of the course:

To have considered how P4C develops the skills and values / dispositions needed for developing critical thinking about issues relating to extremism and terrorism. To have an increased awareness and understanding of some of the key issues and concepts in relation to understanding about extremism and terrorism such as motivation, inequality, globalization, conflict, power and environment. To be able to use P4C as an approach to tackling other controversial global issues with their pupils.

Embedding global learning in your teaching:

This course will enable teachers to identify where developing critical thinking about issues relating to extremism and terrorism can link to their curriculum and how to deepen understanding of global issues using an approach that supports the moral development, enquiry and discussion skills of pupils.

Course aimed at:

KS2 and KS3

Curriculum subjects explored in this course:

English, History, RS / RE, Citizenship, PSHE

Content focus:

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



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Trainer details:

Richard Gore, PGCE, formerly a secondary school teacher and a school improvement adviser, is a SAPERE-accredited P4C Level 1 and 2 trainer who has been delivering P4C training for over 10 years. Whilst with Oldham Council he had lead responsibility for working with primary and secondary school in developing approaches to preventing violent extremism.

Other information:

This is a 2 and a half day course: 9am - 4pm on Monday 26th March and 23rd April and 1pm - 4pm on Tuesday 22nd May. A unique feature of this course is that it will feature concept development activities and stimulus material/ starting points for enquiry from a new teaching and learning resource: “Building Critical Thinking and Building Understanding about Extremism and Terrorism” NB: teachers attending the course will be given full access to this new resource which includes lesson plans and all the materials needed to deliver the lessons in the classroom.

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