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Philosophy for Children

Scan the QR code and answer the questions on your phones or an ipad.

What is the rationale behind P4C and why is it invaluable in the current situation?

Pedagogical approach to teaching that puts thinking and dialogue at the heart classroom practice.

Ratoionale for P4C at HCPS
PHILOSOPHY FOR CHILDREN (ENQUIRY BASED LEARNING) OFFERS A WAY TO OPEN UP CHILDREN’S LEARNING THROUGH ENQUIRY AND THE EXPLORATION OF IDEAS. CHILDREN LEARN THAT THEIR IDEAS HAVE VALUE, AND THAT THE IDEAS OF OTHER CHILDREN HAVE VALUE TOO.
Develops resilience, self-esteem, risk management, team working and critical thinking in the context of 3 core themes: Health and well being, Relationships and Living in the wider world.

let's try it out...

Blindfolded- tambourine game

Coming in from lunchtime, children need to be focused before beginning their P4C session. You could remind them of the rules set out in your first session, you might want to have these out for all to see. The use of instruments may also be used to ensure children are calm, have their thoughts collected and are in the right 'frame of mind' to discuss thought provoking subjects.

Providing a stimulus
Should a millionaire be able to access government support?
Which objectives could this stimulus be related to in our PSHE curriculum?

Either with your table or alone, write your own questions based on the stimulus above.

Share with your table. Can they be sorted in to some sort of hierarchy?

How have you grouped your questions?

P4C is all about teaching children how to discuss and maintain conversations. They may not agree with certain points and views of their peers and teachers, however they must respect and tolerate different views.

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Credits:

Created with images by CDC - "Captured in a metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia primary school, this photograph depicts a typical classroom scene, where an audience of school children were seated on the floor before a teacher at the front of the room, who was reading an illustrated storybook, during one of the scheduled classroom sessions. Assisting the instructor were two female students to her left, and a male student on her right, who was holding up the book, while the seated classmates were raising their hands to answer questions related to the story just read." • Sharon McCutcheon - "Young woman holding money."