Philosophy for Children (P4C) is not about the lives or thoughts of great philosophers, but is a practical process for learning to think. It has mostly been applied to primary and secondary school students, but has also been used in universities and workplaces. This masterclass will describe the procedure, summarise the research evidence, and invite participants to think about how it could be applied in their courses. ​​


At the completion of this masterclass, participants will have learned of the pedagogical value of P4C in their discipline, and be able to develop and implement a plan to apply it to a course.  


The event will be held on Monday 28 May 2018, 2-3 pm. To register for the event, please click here


Keith Topping is Professor of Educational and Social Research at the University of Dundee, Scotland. His main research interest is peer learning, in many contexts and subject areas. Other interests include parents as educators, problematic behaviour & social competence, and computer assisted learning & assessment. He has over 380 publications, including 25 books and 189 peer reviewed journal papers. He has consulted with national government and large organisations in several countries and his work has been translated into 12 languages.










Powerpoint presentation | UQ's Critical Thinking Project


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