Training Opportunities

Find out more about the range of training courses we run at Dialogue Exchange.

Dr Sue Lyle is a Senior Trainer for SAPERE, a registered charity whose role is to Promote Philosophy for Children in the UKDialogue Exchange runs the following training courses led by Dr Sue Lyle

Taster Course: Understanding P4C

This session allows you to assess whether P4C is right for your school. Available as ADDS session, or a one-day introduction.

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Level 1: Introduction to P4C (SAPERE Accredited)

This course enables teachers to start practising P4C in the classroom. Available as a two-day course, or an open course.

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Level 1+: Extended P4C Understanding

A one-day course for the whole school to help deepen the understanding of teacher facilitation skills for P4C.

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Level 2A: Extending P4C Practice (SAPERE Accredited)

A SAPERE accredited two day practical course to deepen participants understanding of P4C and become more capable facilitators of P4C training. Available as open and school-based courses.

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Level 2B: Leading P4C Practice in the School (SAPERE Accredited)

An advanced course designed for teachers who wish to lead P4C in their schools. With focus on understanding a whole-school approach and the role of mentor to colleagues.

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Introduction to The Storytelling Curriculum

An ADDS session to introduce The Storytelling Curriculum.

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Foundation: The Storytelling Curriculum

A one-day training programme for the Foundation Phase.

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Key Stage 2: The Storytelling Curriculum

A one-day programme on The Storytelling Curriculum for Key Stage 2.

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Philosophy for Children in PracticeJourney into Children's Minds

Journey into Children’s Minds is a Documentary about the work of ten schools practicing P4C in Swansea and Cardiff. Introduced by a child, she clearly shows children’s perceptions of P4C.

Available from Dialogue Exchange for £29.00.

Videos About Philosophy for Children (P4C)A Selection of Videos from YouTube

Gallions Primary School

BBC London News report on P4C in an East London primary school

Matthew Lipman on P4C

Matthew Lipman on the origins of P4C and its early use in a disadvantaged New York school

Rokeby Secondary School

Student-produced video on whole school application of P4C at Rokeby School, Newham, London