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Philosophy for Children (P4C) is a method of teaching and learning that focuses on developing thinking skills within a group or "community of enquiry". This pedagogy video for secondary teachers examines the approach.
Often taking an unusual theme as a focus, P4C aims to help children think for themselves and benefit from the thinking of others.
This video visits Kingsbrook School where P4C was taken on as part of the Northamptonshire Raising Standards Project. The English department has rewritten its schemes of work to include opportunities for P4C.
Using a P4C approach, teacher Karen Lamb introduces her Year 9 class to Romeo and Juliet. She lets the "community of enquiry" choose the best topic for discussion.
Professor Robert Fisher discusses how P4C approaches can enhance the learning experience.
Part of the series: School Matters
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