You may know the game where you provide a selection of objects, and students take turns to pick any two objects and find a connection between them. For example: Hmm… I think the Lego person and the cable connect because they both are made of plastic. Or: I think the question mark card and the mask connect because some people are questioning whether masks should be compulsory. Can anyone spot two objects which have have NO connection? Students take turns to state two objects that they believe have nothing connecting them together. The other students then try to find a connection, and explain their thinking: Actually, I think there is a connection between the conker and the guitar plectrum because they both can be used to play.
Philosophy for Children P4C
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Philosophy for Children P4C provides a way to develop skills in critical thinking, discussion and problem-solving. This article discusses the impact of P4C on enquiry and discussion, both in the classroom and at home. A study by Topping and Tricky Topping and Tricky, , in which eight schools introduced P4C into upper Key Stage 2 classes for 16 months, found significant gains in verbal cognitive ability and reasoning. A more recent large-scale study by Gorard et al. I carried out a trial of P4C with my Year 2 class ages 6—7 , introducing it through the implementation of a weekly session following a format suggested by Stanley Stanley , , designed specifically to engage early years and primary-aged children. In response to a stimulus for discussion, such as a story, painting or piece of music, the pupils generated questions, with one then selected for discussion. Questions asked, based on a skills-building structure outlined by Stanley Stanley , , included whether they were enjoying the sessions, as well as specific skills-based questions, such as whether listening to the ideas of others helped them to think of their own ideas, or whether they could link their ideas with ideas from other children.
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If you are a trained and registered user, click here to access the full set of resources. Schools have a duty to safeguard children and to help them develop critical thinking in relation to extremism and terrorism. P4C is a globally-established programme which encourages young people to explore challenging issues. P4C provides a safe space where students can air, examine and challenge views. The P4C approach combines with a new set of teaching and learning resources to build resilience to extremism.
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