This workshop introduces the use of the philosophical Community of Inquiry to promote critical, creative and caring
thinking in a safe and positive learning environment that maximises student participation. Participants will:
● Learn how to foster inquiry-based learning through respectful, open-minded and inclusive student interaction.
● Think together about strategies to support student questioning, explanation, justification and conceptualisation.
It presupposes no formal training in philosophy or experience in teaching philosophy in schools.
The Philosophy in Schools Extension Workshop builds on Community of Inquiry collaborative inquiry-based teaching
practices from the Introductory Workshop. Participants will:
● Hone their understanding of the basic operations involved in reasoning, planning collaborative inquiry-based
lessons and designing associated activities.
● Extend their knowledge of how to use the Community of Inquiry to promote critical, creative and caring thinking
in a student-centred, safe, positive learning environment.
Bookings: To book for the course, please visit this link http://bit.ly/2C5USps .
Payment: The cost is $610 (full-time students $350) for the two day course, which includes morning tea and handouts,
together with an optional further 5.5. hours of supported application and reflection PL including feedback from our
specialist teachers on assessment submissions.
Payment can be made by direct debit to the Commonwealth Bank BSB 062498 Ac 10426568, or by a cheque made out to
the Philosophy in Schools Association of NSW, posted to our Treasurer Mr. Dan Muir-Smith at Leichhardt Public School;
Marion Street, Leichhardt NSW 2040. Payment must be made in advance of the workshop.