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P4C Philosophy For Children and ICT

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Started by Trish Ramsay 05 Mar 2012 8:57pm () Replies (5)

Hi there, I am a P4C enthusiast. I am wanting to help teachers facilitate this, and incorporate ICT. Firstly how many of you do P4C, and/or would be interested in interactive ICT, P4C resources? There is an exciting conference happening in June, you may be interested in too.



  • Trish Ramsay (View all users posts) 07 Mar 2012 7:50pm ()

    Anne and Kate, I think I sent you replies, but not sure if they went through. Let me know if you didn't get reply.

    Karen (in a nut shell), P4C Philosophy for Children, is a chance in our learning day for children to think deeply about things from many different perspectives.  

    We specifically have a philsophy time in our timetable, but also use the thinking and ideas in other areas.  

    Within a P4C session, the teacher is a facilitator, who prompts discussion by asking questions to promote deeper thinking. The students drive the discussion, through posing questions, sharing opinions and ideas. It encourages critical thinking, justification, agreement, disagreement to name a few elements of discussions. A variety of motivational material can be used, books, articles and movies to name a few.

    Let me know if you are interested in training, or attending the mini conference in June.  I will send you details.

    Thanks for letting me know you are interested in ICT resources based around P4C.  I will get these happening on P4C.org.nz


  • Karen Spencer (View all users posts) 06 Mar 2012 11:22am ()

    Hi Trish,

    Would you be able to briefly describe what P4C is, and how you use it in school, for those who may not know about it?



  • Anne Sturgess (View all users posts) 05 Mar 2012 9:54pm ()

    I also teach P4C but to secondary students rather than primary. I'm interested in these ideas, particularly for rural students.

  • Kate Morgan (View all users posts) 05 Mar 2012 9:35pm ()

    Hi there,

    Yes. I am very interested in this. I would quite like to do a voicethread with others re: philosophy discussions. Is anyone else interested in doing this with their class and hooking up? My children are Year 3 and 4s and very onto it! Thanks

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