Do schools kill curiosity?

Do schools kill curiosity? (link at bottom!)

Do schools kill curiosity? Permanent Education CIC

All of our work at Permanent Education CIC is about encouraging children to ask questions as part of everyday teaching and learning – so it is always useful to read this about this research.

It is good to see the recognition and empathy that teachers are busy so can’t always teach in the way they want to – so we endorse the call for systematic change. It is not fair to expect teachers to provide the answers for a system that doesn’t support all pupils to flourish and doesn’t want curious children to ask questions.

However, we do know that the teachers who take part in our training tell us that it helps them fall back in love with their jobs again. #p4c #permanenteducation #4Csthinking

https://amp-theguardian-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/amp.theguardian.com/education/2020/jan/28/schools-killing-curiosity-learn

You’ve had the training – what next!

You've had the training - what next! Permanent Education CIC

We all know that feeling – you’ve had some training – you’ve loved it – you believe in it – but Monday morning in your classroom – where to start?!

Practice Development Days are a vital part of what we do at Permanent Education. When we train a school we can also add on Practice Development Days, later in the school year, to help you embed philosophical teaching and learning into every aspect of your school life – or just to reassure you that you are on the right track! Here are some examples of the support we can offer:

  • Helping the P4C Lead with writing and implementing their action plan
  • Helping with how to incorporate 4Cs thinking (Caring, Creative, Collaborative and Critical) through out the curriculum, school ethos and policies.
  • Supporting the P4C Lead with observations and feedback to staff.
  • Helping the P4C Lead to plan and deliver top up staff meetings.
  • General moral support!

I feel motivated, supported and that I’ve had a really positive use of time. I now know how to move P4C forward in schools and I’m clear how to embed it within school. Thank you!

P4C Leader in Nottingham – after a support day with Rebecca, July 2021

Whether you have completed your P4C training last week or years ago you can book a support day with us by contacting us here paula@permanenteducation.org