Philosophy for/with Children ( P4C) Booster and Introductory Workshops Friday/ Saturday 24th/25th Nov 2017
Philosophy Ireland is running two P4C workshops this November - a booster session on Friday 24th for those who have already attended a previous Philosophy Ireland workshop or equivalent, and an introductory session on Saturday 25th. Both sessions are suitable for teachers/educators and philosophers working with all ages.
P4C is a powerful educational approach which has cognitive and social benefits for children and schools. It has spread internationally over the last 50 years, and is practised in over 60 countries.
P4C engages children in developing their own questions in response to a given stimulus. They then enquire thoughtfully, and collaboratively, into their choice of question, guided by the facilitator/teacher. Finally they reflect on their thoughts and participation, and suggest how they could improve on their learning (skills and content) next time. Consequently, both the process and the content of learning are simultaneously developed.
P4C places emphasis on building social and emotional skills and dispositions over time, as well as cognitive abilities. Notable increases in respect, open mindedness, reasoning and reasonableness - in and out of the classroom – are common effects of P4C.
The workshops are being facilitated by Marelle Rice - Director, Philosophy Ireland and The Thinker’s Midwife.
Marelle has also authored the Junior Cycle Philosophy Short Course and is a
PDST P4C and SAPERE Consultant Trainer. The sessions will run from 10am - 3pm in the Roebuck Offices building in UCD, Belfield ( building 62 on the UCD campus map ). Cost is 50 euro for each workshop. Tickets are on sale through Eventbrite here- Book for Booster Workshop/ Book for Introductory Workshop