Facilitating big thinking – Philosophy for Children at RISC

Author's position
Education Coordinator
Primary interest

Philosophy for Children (P4C) is a powerful approach to facilitating and learning which helps children and young people to become effective thinkers, communicators and collaborators. It focuses on enabling and empowering learners as a community of enquiry to develop four key types of thinking:

  • Collaborative – thinking with others
  • Caring – thinking of others
  • Critical – making reasoned judgements
  • Creative – creating new ideas

It is well documented that P4C has an impact on children’s cognitive, social and emotional development. P4C is about getting children to think and communicate well; to think better for themselves.

This course is for teachers and facilitators who can then use the practice in their work with children and young people. The cost is £300 per teacher/facilitator for the 2-day course.

Further information

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