Philosophy for children in the classroom

We offer practical experience and help in running Philosophy for Children sessions in the classroom. Our training introduces you to the rationale for using philosophy for children and is tailored to the needs of your school. We can offer you:

  • Introductory training
  • Advanced training
  • One-day conferences
  • Demonstration lessons
  • Teaching packs

If you have any questions, or would like to contact us about any aspect of Philosophy for Children in the classroom, please e-mail us at

More detail

Our training is very flexible and is tailored to your school’s needs.

Introductory training
This is for schools new to using an enquiry based approach and broadly covers:

    • a general introduction – what philosophy is, the structure of a lesson and the skills it develops
    • a philosophical enquiry
    • opportunities for questions

By the end of this training staff will have the confidence and skills to start using Philosophy for Children in the classroom.

Advanced training
This is for schools who have used this technique in the classroom but want to explore philosophy further. This covers such areas as:

      • developing the role of the teacher/facilitator
      • developing children’s higher order thinking and questioning skills
      • looking for deeper philosophical issues

One-day conferences
If you have a network of schools in your area interested in exploring philosophy with children, we will lead and facilitate this as a conference.

Demonstration lessons
We will take your class for a philosophical enquiry so that you can see how it works with your children.

Teaching packs
Our packs support the training we deliver and are available once training is complete. They act as a reminder of the work we have covered and offer resource suggestions.