Our professional development programs help teachers and school leaders develop philosophical schools with a thriving culture of critical, creative and ethical thinking. We equip teachers to confidently facilitate philosophical enquiry in the classroom, and we offer a vision for whole-school transformation in which students’ experiences are enriched by deep learning, collaboration and increased self-efficacy.
Find out more about:
- our two-day PD program, Introduction to Philosophical Enquiry
- our Ethical Capability seminar
- our tailored professional learning services (including coaching, classroom observation and feedback, and school-wide support for collaborative professional learning).
Please contact us for further information or to obtain a quote.
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You may wish to read the following academic articles by our director, Michelle Sowey:
Sowey, M. (2021), Unveiling and Packaging: A model for presenting philosophy in schools, Human Affairs, 31(4), 2021.
Sowey, M. (2018), Strengthening Dialogic Argument: What teachers can learn from authentic examples of student dialogue. Journal of Philosophy in Schools 5(2):54-78.
Sowey, M. & Lockrobin, G. (2020), Against directive teaching in the moral Community of Inquiry: A response to Michael Hand. Journal of Philosophy in Schools, 7(2):29–50.
[Children are] very eager and open to thinking philosophically about ideas… They’re trying to understand their world and make meaning in it. And I think unfortunately in our current system these questions aren’t getting uptake… in part because teachers aren’t really trained to deal with those kinds of questions.”
– Sarah Goering, Philosophy for kids: Sparking a love of learning, TEDx video.