Introduction to Philosophy for Children (Two day course)

How can we help children to think & communicate more deeply and creatively about the curriculum? How can we empower them to generate their own questions, and explore their ideas with others? Philosophy for Children (“P4C”) is a very flexible approach to teaching & learning that can be used with children of all ages, and through all subjects.

This two day course will introduce colleagues to the key principles and practices of P4C. It will be evidence informed, interactive, and provide teachers with many practical and powerful techniques for upgrading their pupils’ learning and wellbeing.

On this course, teachers will learn:

Many techniques to help pupils to think collaboratively, daringly, creatively and critically (the "4Cs of Thinking”)
How to take their questioning - and pupil - questioning skills to new levels
What a P4C enquiry is like through direct experience
How to choose starting points for generating great thinking
Where to find lots of useful resources
...And a lot more!

If you are interested in a free taster session on 10 June 2021 please click the below link to book onto a brief 1 hour and 15 minute session called Introduction to Philosophy for Children (“P4C”):

Will Ord has been training teachers in P4C for over 25 years, and he was the Chair of the UK charity for P4C (SAPERE). He is Director of Thinking Education Ltd, and has worked with colleagues in 25 countries. He also runs courses on Great Learners, Metacognition, Memory, Mindfulness, and works with Senior Leadership Teams to support them in planning their school evolution. More information can be found at:

Here are some quotes from attendees of his previous sessions:

"Brilliant, thought-provoking session. Can't wait to try some of the things out!!"

"One of the most interesting and inspiring sessions I have attended for some time."

"An excellent speaker with a great subject knowledge who provides excellent ideas to take back to the school."

"Fantastic course which I would definitely recommend to anyone working with children"


Aimed at: This course is available for both primary and secondary teachers / educators at any stage of their career from the boroughs of Kingston, Merton, Richmond and Wandsworth.

Dates: Wednesday 6th October 2021 and Wednesday 10th November 2021

Location: Chesterton Primary School, Dagnall St, London SW11 5DT

Time: 9:30am - 4pm

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