Other Information & Dates
Please note: Open ‘in school’ courses are those that are hosted by a school but are open to everyone.
Directions to the venue:
The nearest train station is Portsmouth Harbour and then a 5 minute passenger ferry ride across to Gosport. Haselworth School is within a 5 minute bus ride or 15 minute walking distance from the Gosport ferry
By road via M27 then A32 to Gosport and Fareham.
The Level 2A Advanced P4C Course is a two-day event and costs £300 per person (to include a buffet lunch and refreshments). It is aimed at those who have completed Level 1 and have been using P4C fairly regularly for a minimum of 6 months. To be eligible you need to have facilitated at least six P4C sessions.
This course leads on to the Level 2B please check the website for the dates of the level 2B courses.
How do I know when I’m ready for Level 2?
· When you have been using P4C regularly in the classroom for six months or more
· When your students are starting to ask higher order questions and to self-facilitate
· When you want to start supporting colleagues who are less confident in P4C
The two-day course:
· Examines the nature, purpose and methods of philosophical enquiry
· Shows how to choose and create materials to stimulate deeper philosophical thinking and dialogue
· Extends practices and tools for better philosophical thinking and facilitation
· Strengthens understanding of the theory and practice of critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinking
· Establishes criteria for planning and evaluating progress over a cycle of P4C enquiry, exercise and review
Alison Allsopp Profile
Alison offers school Inset, Level 1 & 2 training and support to teachers using the Philosophy for Children approach. Her background is as a Primary Teacher. Her work is based around her regular experience of P4C practice in the classroom and many years of leading whole school P4C at Alverstoke C of E Junior school, Gosport, Hampshire, now a SAPERE P4C Gold Award School. She also works alongside teachers, planning P4C sessions and providing mentoring support in other SAPERE Going for Gold schools in London and across the south. She has recent experience of training in International schools in Shanghai and Doha.
In her role as National Training Manager for SAPERE*, she advises schools and coordinates whole school training, reviews the SAPERE school awards and oversees the mentoring programme for new trainers.
Alison Hall Profile
Alison Hall has been a P4C trainer since 2001. She works with educators on school P4C projects across the country using P4C to support and develop questioning, reasoning, meaning-making and oracy skills with mainly primary age children.
Alison was part of the SHINE 'Thinking for Better Learning' project, currently teaches the Camden project and leads the WWMT PRU pilot project using philosophical enquiry with secondary students in the PRU setting. Alison has worked on developing the Level 2A and 2B courses and the Tools for Thinking Together course as part of her part time role as SAPERE’s Courses Manager.
Specialist areas: P4C in KS1 and KS2; exercises and activities to develop better thinking; P4C in the PRU setting
Location: Arundel, West Sussex