Putting ourselves in the childrens’ shoes

Adults love doing P4C just as much as children. I recommend that the school team regularly take part in their own enquiries - not only because it’s fun and interesting but because it reminds us what it’s like to

  • listen before we speak

  • connect our thoughts to others’ ideas

  • experience having our own opinions challenged.

Here’s a group of teachers on my P4C Level 1 course doing a mini enquiry resulting from a philosophical prompt.

Two groups of five primary school teachers, each sitting in a circle on chairs in a classroom and discussing a card containing a philosophical prompt.