Stage 1 Course

Duration: 2 days
Location: London
Open to: all

Courses for 2017-18 academic year are running on September 23rd and 24th 2017 and Feburary 10th and 11th 2018.  If you would like to join us on these courses, or put your name down for future courses please contact emma@philosophy-foundation.org. These courses are held in Forest Hill, London.

Our Stage 1 Course has a Gold Rating on the Teacher Development Trust Advisor.

To put it simply, I have been teaching for about seventeen years in both state and private schools, in various parts of the country: this was the best, most stimulating and invigorating course I have ever attended.

Mr Michael Erian, Primary School Teacher

An introduction to Philosophical Enquiry (PhiE)

Although specifically aimed at training philosophers to become accredited Specialist Philosophy Teachers with The Philosophy Foundation, this course is also open to individual teachers and practitioners wanting to train with us. No background in philosophy is necessary to join us on this course.

Stage 1 looks in-depth at the theory and practice of facilitating philosophical enquiries with children and young people. It is a thorough and highly enjoyable combination of theory and practice. The course is £318 (10% discount for students or unemployed) and you will:

  • Develop teaching and questioning strategies that deepen philosophical thinking.
  • Take part in a number of philosophical enquiries.
  • Deliver your own philosophical enquiry.
  • Come away with skills and resources applicable to a range of situations where good thinking and dialogue take place.
  • Receive a handbook on everything covered on the course.
  • Receive a copy of our flag ship book The If Machine (or alternative).
  • No philosophical qualification is necessary for attending the course.

The Philosophy Foundation’s method (PhiE) falls under the term P4C (see our P4C page to find out how) and has been developed over 15 years of practice, working directly with the children on a daily basis.