Philosophy for Children

(P4C Foundation Level 1)

Philosophy for children (P4C) is about getting children to think and communicate well; to think better for themselves. Children are taught how to create their own philosophical questions and to develop their thinking, reasoning skills and higher order questioning, as well as the way they speak and listen to each other. P4C is a thorough pedagogy with considerable academic pedigree and it is well documented that P4C has impact on the children's cognitive, social and emotional development. It can be used across the curriculum to support literacy development, critical thinking skills, vocabulary development and reasoning skills and is intended to be regular activity so that the children develop their skills and understanding over time. The role of facilitator is crucial to ensuring quality dialogue and progress, as well as integration with the curriculum. 

P4C Foundation Course Level 1

  • Start practising P4C with your students
  • Encourage Philosophical questioning and dialogue
  • Understand how to facilitate a P4C enquiry
  • Identify resources to stimulate rich discussions among your students 

This two day-day accredited course:

  • Introduces the theory and practice of P4C
  • Provides tools to develop students' questioning and thinking skills
  • Connects P4C to the curriculum
  • Demonstrates philosophical enquiry in practice
  • Presents P4C resources and sources of teaching materials


Completion of the course and facilitating 6 P4C sessions in your classroom will qualify you for a P4C Initial Practitioner certificate.


 Course benefits:

  • For teachers, you can immediately start facilitating P4C enquiries in your class
  • For students, P4C accelerates education progress, person and social development
  • For head-teachers, P4C enhances students engagement and teachers motivation


COST £300 for two days or £550 for two staff members from the same school

DATE Spring 2021

TIME  9:00am-16:30pm

LOCATION  Vauxhall Primary School, Vauxhall Street, London, SE11 5LG  


Price for bespoke training for schools will start from £1800, including:

  • 2 days training
  • Handbooks for all participants
  • A range of resources and teaching materials
  • Level 1 certificate on completion of 6 enquiry session

Upon request