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P4C - Philosophy for Children & Socratic Inquiry (Julie McCann, SAPERE)

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Rendall Building, Lecture Theatre 4

The University of Liverpool

Bedford Street South

Liverpool

L69 7ZQ

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Philosophy for Children (P4C) is a thinking skills programme developed by Matthew Lipman, based on principles of Socratic enquiry; it is led in the UK by SAPERE (Society for the Advancement of Philosophical Enquiry and Reflection in Education). P4C supports the development of children's thinking skills, concentrating on the 4Cs of philosophical thinking – caring, creative, critical, and collaborative. We believe that this helps to nurture children socially, to improve their learning across the curriculum and to increase their understanding of democracy and how best to live a 'good life' . There is further information on the SAPERE website which you can go to www.sapere.org.uk.


Julie McCann is a SAPERE trainer and School Improvement Officer. She holds a BA (Hons) in Social Sciences, PGCE and MSc in Education and achieved Advanced Skills Teacher status in P4C. Having taught in the UK and abroad and been a senior leader within her school, she is now based in School Improvement Liverpool where she supports and trains colleagues in primary, secondary and special schools within, and beyond, Liverpool.


Julie is passionate about developing both P4C in a way that is sustainable and meaningful for each school community. She received Citizenship Magazine’s ‘Outstanding Teacher Award’ in recognition of her work around challenging prejudice, promoting mental and emotional wellbeing, and for engaging with parents and the wider community. Julie is also a member of the PSHE Association Advisory Council.


See Julie and her class practising P4C in a Liverpool school at: http://vimeo.com/55009112.


See the Developing A Sense of Self Project combining P4C and aesthetics with 4 year olds in Liverpool at: https://vimeo.com/180717182.


Please click here for a P4C Research Summary.

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The University of Liverpool

Bedford Street South

Liverpool

L69 7ZQ

United Kingdom

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