Archive: Tue Mar 2012

  1. What a challenge!

    Our brief in a South Norfolk school last week was to introduce philosophy for those members of staff new to this way of working and to move those on who were familiar with using philosophy with children – all in an hour and a half! With a super group of 12 teachers we covered the basics and had a fascinating (but short) philosophical enquiry. We then moved on to look at developing questioning with children and ways of find the philosophical issues in their questions – which may not at first appear to be very philosophical. The feedback at the end of the session showed that we had met our challenge! “A very good introduction to how to run a philosophy session, good ideas and practical demonstration” was the comment from one teacher new to P4C. And from one of the experienced staff members “Extremely useful reminder of the sequence and ways of moving on.”