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P4C and the Curriculum

SAPERE published Philosophy for Children through the Secondary Curriculum in 2012. Each chapter is written by a leading P4C expert and provides an introduction to the relationship between P4C and the subject area, lesson stimuli and activities for extending and deepening students' thinking. 

Our P4C training courses show teachers how use a philosophical approach to the curriculum.

Approaching the National Curriculum in a philosophical way means ‘looking beneath the surface’, beyond the facts, to the questions and concepts that interest children and teachers. Some examples:

  • Art: what makes something beautiful?
  • P.E: is there such a thing as a fair race?
  • History: is it possible to have a just war?

In Geography there are central concepts such as: ownership, place, boundaries, maps, change, natural, responsibility and sustainability.