SAPERE is the Society for the Advancement of Philosophical Enquiry and Reflection in Education
SAPERE's role is to:
SAPERE the organisation:
Executive Summary of SAPERE’s strategy 2015-2010:
SAPERE’s mission statement is:
SAPERE helps UK-based learners advance their educational, personal and social development. We help schools establish a collaborative, caring, critical and creative culture. We do this by training educators in the techniques of philosophical enquiry and by embedding excellent P4C practice in schools. We focus particularly on children and young people facing disadvantage.
Three themes drive our strategy:
The main thrusts of the strategy are:
SAPERE was founded in 1992 after interest roused by the BBC documentary ‘Socrates for 6 year olds’. The documentary showed Philosophy for Children (P4C) at work in schools in the USA where the concept was originated in the late 1960’s by Professor Matthew Lipman.
A three year programme to embed P4C in your school
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