We are passionate about providing opportunities for children to be quality thinkers.
We run workshops in Philosophy for Children (P4C) to support teachers in developing critical and creative inquiry methods in their teaching practice.
We do this because of the consistent body of evidence over several decades that demonstrates that P4C provides measurable educational benefits to children: academically, socially and emotionally. As an example, a recent major study involving 3,159 Year 3 students from 48 schools across the UK saw English and Maths scores improve by an average of two months and the benefits were even more pronounced for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Visit Sapere for the full report.
Kinderphilosophy is nationally endorsed by the NSW Education Standards Authority (formerly BOSTES) to provide QTC Registered Professional Development accredited courses. Click here for a full list of current courses on offer. All our courses are presented by practicing classroom teachers.
Apart from providing workshops for teachers and philosophers and working within schools we are also out and about. To see some of the things we have been recently doing click here.
Upcoming Training Events
Monday 24 April Taster session How Philosophy can enhance critical inquiry in the Primary Classrooms. CoSiES STEM conference Novotel Brighton NSW.
Saturday 13 May Introduction to P4C in the classroom Day One workshop K-6 Bostes Approved One day – 6 PD points Bondi Public School NSW
Saturday 27 May Introduction to P4C methodology Day Two workshop Bostes Approved One day – 6 PD points Bondi Public School NSW
Saturday 3 June Foundation+Thinking Mathematically workshop Bostes Approved One day – 6 PD points Bondi Public School NSW
Friday 9 June Introduction to P4C in the classroom Day One workshop K-6 Bostes Approved One day – 6 PD points Wyvern House Newington College Stanmore
Friday/Saturday May TBA – Philosophy with 5 year olds – Wyvern House, Newington College, Stanmore