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Philosophy for Children (P4C) Whole-School Resource Collection
  • The ultimate whole-school P4C tool! This product comprises twenty multi-use philosophical debate and discussion sessions! These are the themes/topics explored by the different sessions:


    1. Animal Rights & Caring for Animals
    2. Art & The Nature of Beauty
    3. Big Issues in Politics
    4. British Values / American Values (Two Distinct Resources)
    5. Caring For The Environment
    6. Celebrating Other Cultures & Religions
    7. Christian Philosophy & Ethics
    8. Citizenship
    9. Computers, Robots & Artificial Intelligence
    10. Epistemology
    11. Ethics & Morality
    12. Friendship, Exclusion & Bullying
    13. Literacy, Reading & The Value of Literature
    14. Metaphysics & The Nature of Reality
    15. Moral & Spiritual Development
    16. Space, Aliens & The Universe
    17. The Biggest Questions in Philosophy
    18. The Philosophy of History
    19. The Philosophy of Maths
    20. "Who Am I?" & The Philosophy of Identity


    We hope this collection covers all of the bases in relation to the main fields and central debates of philosophy. Metacognition and philosophy go hand-in-hand because metacognition involves thinking deeply about the nature of thought, learning, knowledge & the mind. For this reason we have put together a comprehensive whole-school philosophy resource to make students think deeply about life, learning & metacognition!


    Each session features a variety of P4C activities, debates & discussion prompts. The 'Philosophy Boxes Method' presents students with a set of ‘mystery boxes’, when a student selects one of the boxes they are presented with a random P4C activity. Each session has an integrated AfL system so that teachers can check learning at any point in the lesson!


    The nature of the design makes these sessions highly flexible: each PowerPoint file can be used for short sessions (5-10 minutes) or much longer sessions (up to 2 hours!) - it allows for classroom practitioners to be flexible and adaptable. It can, therefore, be used in lessons or as a tutor-time activity. Each sessions can be used multiple times as they have such a large range of activities and prompts.


    Like all our resource, this download includes a whole-school license meaning that you can share this resource with the other teachers in your school: as you can see from the topics above, it's a resource that has relevance to many different school subjects.


    This is an ideal resource to bring P4C (Philosophy for Children) into your school: the range of topics means there's 'something for every one' and that the cross-curricular connections are very broad.


    We hold that engaging students in philosophical discussion, debates and reflection is one of the best ways to enhance their critical-thinking skills and Higher-Order Thinking Skills: the metacogntive benefits of philosophy in schools should not be underestimated!


    Download this collection of twenty P4C sessions today!

    [Note: Our updated philosophy resources are from our partners at and can be found in the Members Area - register your plan here to download all of them!]

    Philosophy for Children (P4C) Whole-School Resource Collection

    • Focus: Philosophy in Schools, P4C, Critical Thinking, Higher-Order Thinking Skills

      Main Aim: To engage students in open-ended philosophical debates and discussions relating to a wide variety of topics.

      Designed for students aged 11-16


      License Terms:
      Whole-School License


      System Requirements:
      Microsoft Office
      WinZip (we recommend: 7-Zip or WinRar)
      Windows 7+, 1.5GHZ, 1GB RAM
      File Formats: PowerPoint Presentations & .zip

      Copyrighted by The Global Metacognition Institute (2019)
      Strictly not for re-distribution outside of your own school.

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