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Forthcoming Courses

Forthcoming Courses

 Most of our training is delivered as whole school training at your setting as a closed course, so we only offer one or two open courses a term. Find out more about our bespoke courses and whole school training (via twilight training or through school INSET days), or please do get in touch ! Please contact us now to reserve your place on gina@littlechatters.co.uk 

Many of our courses are now also offered online via zoom, easy to access whether at home or school

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Philosophy for Children for Level 1 Validated ONLINE COURSE

 

The course takes place on zoom over 3 dates. Attendance on all 3 dates is required to receive the Level 1 validation.  

If you are a school we already work with, we do offer discounted places on our level 1 training. Please do get in touch to find out more. 

 

Spring term dates are:

1.  Tuesday 6th February 1 - 4:30pm

2. Tuesday 20th  February 1 - 4:30pm

3. Tuesday 27th February 1 - 4:30pm

Places can be booked here (course number 6660)

We can also offer this course as a whole school staff training, online, at your setting or a mixture of the two. Prices start from £1300. More details here. 

Philosofuns  


Jane Yates (Philosopher's backpack) and I collaborate on Philosofuns. Please do read my blog 'Philosofuns - What are they and are they really fun?' to find out more!

We regularly run open course with places at just £10 (Plus eventbrite booking fee) and include a copy of the session resources to ensure easy delivery of the activities shared in your setting. 

Philosofuns ONLINE and IN YOUR SETTING!

ONLINE TREES PHILOSOFUN  - Monday 4th December, 4 - 5:15pm

Please book your place via eventbrite


We are now offering lots of whole school online and face

o face Philosofun training.

Please do contact us to find out more. 

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"Gina & Jane's Philosofuns are not only fun - they're also thought-provoking, exciting and wonderful opportunities for community-building!”  Mike – Everywhere Philosophy

Philosophy for Children (P4C) OUTDOORS! 

Please look out for future face to face course dates

Course Aims:

� To experience and share practical examples of P4C in an outdoor

setting

� To provide tools and techniques to use Philosophy for Children

outdoors

� To provide and share examples of resources to support future

work

This course draws on recent work with over 20 schools linked to

Morecambe Bay, work with Rusland Horizons, Conserving

Coniston and Crake and the Yorkshire Dales Millenium trust and

over 20 years experience of using P4C linked to the outdoors.

This course is suitable for all Primary Practitioners new or experienced in P4C.

Please do contact us to secure your place. gina@littlechatters.co.uk  

Philosophy for Children Outdoors ONLINE taster

 

Tuesday 23rd January, 4 - 5:30pm ONLINE

 

P4C Outdoors taster! Designed for those who can't travel for the

face to face course.

 

Early booking offer - save £5 on the first 5 places booked! 

Please book your place via eventbrite.  Places £20 - £25

Thinking With Nature

Thursday 21st March, 9:30 - 3:30pm,

Bendrigg Trust, Kendal, Cumbria. LA8 0NR

 

I am pleased to be offering 'Thinking with Nature' course on behalf of SAPERE in collaboration with the Westmorland and Furness School Development team. Further details on this new course from SAPERE can be  found here

THIS COURSE IS OPEN TO ALL EDUCATION PRACTITIONERS - PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOLS DIRECT TEAM TO BOOK,

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE AN ACCOUNT WITH WESTMORLAND AND FURNESS COUNCIL, PLEASE EMAIL School.development@westmorlandandfurness.gov.uk  FOR SUPPORT IN BOOKING YOUR PLACE. 

'Thinking with Nature' is a full day course commissioned  by SAPERE and developed by Gina (Little Chatters) and Jane Yates.

 

Most of the course is delivered in the outdoors and includes NO POWERPOINTS!  Lots of opportunity to explore nature using the P4C approach.

Outline programme and aims can be viewed here. 

Please do contact us for information on whole school staff training in your grounds. 

P4C for Early Years - ONLINE WORKSHOP

New date coming soon. Whole school staff training available. 

This workshop focuses on some specific tools and techniques to support delivery of P4C in the Early Years (EYFS to 5 years), drawing on tried and tested practical examples from the indoor and outdoor classroom. 

Please book your place via SAPERE's website. 

FREE - Outdoor Learning Network Meeting

Tuesday 12th March, 1 - 4:pm  - School Grounds

The venue of our next meeting is still to be decided, but we hope to visit a school grounds that has a challenging site for outdoor learning where we can learn from the adaptations made. We will be sharing good practise and of course linking to current linked initiatives, including the National Education Nature Park. New schools are encouraged to apply to join the network which is primary focused, with a focus please on schools who have already begun to embed outdoor learning to facilitate further sharing in the network. 

Meetings to date have included a focus on:

Progression in outdoor learning

Linking learning to the curriculum

Effective playtimeS

Morecambe Bay Curriculum

Successful School trips

Members of the network include:

Ryelands Primary School, Lancaster

Balderstone CE School, Blackburn

Pennybridge CE School, Ulverston

Grayrigg Primary School, Kendal

St Mary's RC Primary School Morecambe

Langdale CE Primary School. Ambleside

South Walney Infant School, Walney

Thurnham Glasson Primary School, Glasson Dock

All Saints CE Primary School, Cockermouth

St Antony's RC Primary School Blackburn

The network is co-ordinated by Gina of Little Chatters, with valued inputs from linked organisations and practitioners. Particular thanks go to Dave Harvey - Outdoor Learning, who sits on the group in a duel role as governor also at Langdale Primary School. 

Please contact me if you would like more information. or are interested to join the network. 

#ChatP4C 

Jane Yates (Philosopher's backpack), Joana Rita Sousa from Portugal and I have been collaborating on #ChatP4C on Twitter. Every half term we hosted a twitter chat , encouraging participants to respond to questions linked to a P4C theme. We also invite special guest to share their expertise. It has proved to be a very busy and fruitful hour with some wonderful and practical examples of P4C shared by practitioners from around the world.

You can access the previous twitter moments (a summary of the session highlights)  below:

#ChatP4C November 2022 - P4C and Metacognition

#ChatP4C September 2022 - P4C and Humanities

#ChatP4C July 2022 - Beach P4C

#ChatP4C May 2022 - P4C and Empathy

#ChatP4C March 2022 - P4C and SEND

#ChatP4C February 2022 - The Philosophical Teacher

#ChatP4C November 2021 - World Philosophy Day

#ChatP4C October 2021 - P4C and Parents

#ChatP4C May 2021 - P4C and Questions

#ChatP4C April 2021 - P4C and the Environment

#ChatP4C March 2021 - Wonderful Words!

#ChatP4C February 2021 - Embedding P4C

#ChatP4C January 2021 - Creative delivery for P4C 

#ChatP4C December 2020 - Resources for P4C 

#ChatP4C November 2020-  World Philosophy Day 2020 

Linked blogs from special guests can be accessed here

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