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:
- Animal Rights & Caring for Animals
- Art & The Nature of Beauty
- Big Issues in Politics
- British Values / American Values (Two Distinct Resources)
- Caring For The Environment
- Celebrating Other Cultures & Religions
- Christian Philosophy & Ethics
- Computers, Robots & Artificial Intelligence
- Ethics & Morality
- Friendship, Exclusion & Bullying
- Literacy, Reading & The Value of Literature
- Metaphysics & The Nature of Reality
- Moral & Spiritual Development
- Space, Aliens & The Universe
- The Biggest Questions in Philosophy
- The Philosophy of History
- The Philosophy of Maths
- "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!
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
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.