About Little Chatters
Little Chatters is run by Gina Parker, previously Gina Mullarkey. Gina has worked as a primary teacher, nursery practitioner, an outdoor education tutor and most recently a Global Education Manager at Cumbria Development Education Centre (CDEC). With over 20 years experience in delivering educational packages she is a qualified and professional trainer and classroom practitioner. Gina’s work ranges from whole staff training to classroom based sessions, keynote speeches at conferences and she has also written a number of publications.
Gina’s focus is now on Continuing Professional Development opportunities for teachers, sessions for children (in school and within the community) and supporting resources. She offers many courses, including Philosophy for Children courses accredited by the Society for Advancement in Philosophical Enquiry (SAPERE) and Thinking Moves through Dialogue works. Gina also works in partnership with Jane Yates to develop Philosofuns. She is a consultant teacher for the Geographical Association and a Learning Through Landscapes Accredited Professional . Gina also offers inputs linked to Forest Schools and is an approved practitioner through the Therapeutic Forest .
Gina also contributes to action research projects and is currently involved in two projects led by SAPERE, funded by the Education Endowment Foundation The projects will evaluate the impact of Philosophy for Children - P4C, supporting previous studies into its effectiveness. Gina is also an assessor for the P4C Schools Award scheme.
Finally Gina works in partnership with other organisations; such as the Morecambe Bay Partnership, introducing P4C to approximately 30 schools around the bay; Craven Development Education Centre, supporting Global Learning linked work and the International Tree Foundation, trialing and developing curriculum packs.
Some of the organisations Gina works with
University of Cumbria