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31.3.2017 P4C Concept- discovering what is a concept?

 

Today we made connections with each other through pictures. We work in pairs and formed discussion between each other and the whole class.  We chose a picture then had to find a partner which had a connection. They say share dialogue about their picture, then the children were asked to find a different picture and make a new connection to discuss. Some great thoughts and connections. 

 

We can identify concepts and are starting to understand what this means. We  read the story 'The Journey' by Francesca Sanna.Image result for the journey by francesca sanna Image result for the journey by francesca sannaRelated image

 

From this book we identified different concepts, this book was not just about  a Journey but about 'survival' 'family' 'love' 'journey'.

 

The children's private reflection notes form their enquiry diary.

It made me sad and sorry for them. I thought the concept was 'life and peace'.  Amy-Leigh

It was sad because their dad was taken away. T thought the concept was 'love'  Isabella.

The story was sad. I thought the concept was 'Justice'. Liam

I was a bit heartbroken but it was sad and happy. I thought the concept was 'death, fear,and courage'. Sophie. 

It made me thoughtful. I thought the concept was' death'. Saffhara.

I thought the book was lovely. Both the birds and the family are migrating. Maya.

I think the story is heart touching with loosing their father but exciting with the journey. I thought the concept was 'courage'. Erin

I think it was sad and happy. I thought the concepts were 'fear,peace,love and life'. Siper

 

Questions children asked about the book from the enquiry diary.

'Can we have a better life?' Harry.

'Do you have to be sad?' Grace.

'How do you show love?' Daniel

'Do you need to survive to live?' Luke.

'Can we have  a good life?'  Fayez

'Is life different?' Chloe.

'Ho long did the journey take?' Maya

'How did you survive?' Sam

'How do you feel about your loss?' Carl

' To survive do you have to be strong? Daisy

' why do you have to be fearless in war? Summer-Rose

'Why do we have wars?' Mrs Berry.  

 

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Image result for p4c quotesWhat is P4C?

Philosophy for Children (P4C) is an  enquiry based approach to  open up children's learning through the exploration of ideas. P4C was founded by Professor Matthew Lipman. Children are taught how to create their own philosophical questions. These  questions are based on ideas form discussion centred around a stimulus. The stimuli can be a picture, a short film, story or an object. P4C can be used cross curricular and a specific based 'Big Ideas.'  For example he question might be 'What is intelligence?' 

Feelings

Preperation: children had a variety of pictures. Each group had the same pictures, the groups arranged the pictures 

in order of importance through discussion. They work as a team to decide the order. Once the groups are ready 

each group explains the reasoning, and make connections to other group importance. 

Stimuli: we read the book in my heart and discussed our feelings.

Private reflection: the children write their first thoughts about the book in their reflection books. 

Shared reflection: everyone in their groups shared their ideas and feelings. 

 

 

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