Both Maria and Sara are qualified teachers with over 10 years experience of running training in P4C. They have completed the SAPERE (Society for Advancement of Philosophical Enquiry and Reflection in Education) training Levels 1, 2 and 3. We are registered SAPERE trainers.
Our training offered is practice-based, accessible and inspiring for all practitioners, whatever their level of expertise.
Within our training we look at Philosophical themes, Skills of dialogue and the facilitation of Enquiries in a relaxed but intellectually rigorous environment.
We aim for practitioners to leave after our sessions with the confidence to start exploring P4C with the groups they work with. For this reason we ensure we provide plenty of activities that can be used in the classroom alongside the theoretical knowedge of P4C.
All resources and ideas are tried and tested, and sessions are adapted to meet the needs of each group. We can work with teachers, teaching assistants , parents and pupils as required.
We have had excellent feedback from our courses over the years:
“I’ve been stuck in a set format. Now I’ll feel free to explore other systems; homework, thinking diaries, games to play” Teacher, First School
“I would love to try out some of the ideas in the classroom. Maybe I will try to use it with my Year 1 in my final Teaching Practice”. Student Teacher
“Philosophy is on our school timetable but I haven’t taught it yet as not having previous experience. Now I will be able to allow the children to access this part of the curriculum” Teacher, Primary School
“(It was helpful) seeing/ hearing how so much can come from some questions……really would like to use this in school – this has helped me to feel that I can have a go.” Student Teacher
“Well presented, Visual etc and hands-on. Nice and relaxed with friendly atmosphere” Teacher, First School
“You both work well together and compliment each other’s styles very well. It was good it was very informal and easy to chip in with a question.” Student Teacher
“Relaxed and informal, but also very informative and interesting……I feel less tied to a structure for Philosophy sessions. I feel I have a better idea of how to focus in on what the children really want to talk about” Teacher, First and Nursery School
“Interactive and lively. Well explained and clear.” Student Teacher
“Very good, interactive and enjoyable” Teacher, High School
“I feel much more confident about having a go at a Philosophy session and am keen to do so!” Student Teacher
If you wish to find out more about the training we offer - get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or see our contacts page
We’re always happy to discuss your groups needs and adapt our training accordingly.