Annual P4C Conference 24th January 2018: Hampshire. England.

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Date(s) - 24/01/2018
All Day


“What kind of a person am I?”: “What kind of a world do I want to live in?” : Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) Development and Philosophy for Children (P4C)

One of the aims of P4C is to open a safe educational space where children and young people can explore what kind of people they want to be and the kind of world they would like to live in. This sometimes means engaging with controversial issues but always with the issues that children value and which are important to them. In this year’s conference we will be exploring the links P4C has with promoting children’s Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development as well as a Rights Respecting Education that takes seriously the United Nations Convention on the rights of the child (UNCRC) and Religious Education (RE) as well as preparing children for life in contemporary Britain and the world. This conference will give you a space to think about significant educational issues of our time in relation to P4C whatever stage your school is at on its P4C journey.

‘P4C – the spark that lights the fire’

Key Note Speaker Roger Sutcliffe  was a founder member of SAPERE in 1993 and held positions as both Chair and President.  Roger has extensive international experience as an educator at every phase of education from primary to tertiary, in P4C, Critical Thinking, Global Citizenship and Values Education.   He has served two terms as President of the International Council for Philosophical Inquiry with Children (ICPIC). He was designer of the Cambridge International GCSE ‘Global Perspectives’ course, and has been evaluator of two Geographical Association projects. In 2015 he was commissioned by the International Baccalaureate Organisation to write an evaluative review of the ToK course.

Conference will include:

Keynote presentation to deepen your thinking about the links between P4C, SMSC, RE and RRE in your school

  • Review of  the latest P4C research
  • A choice of workshops by experienced Hampshire advisers and P4C trainers
  • Hampshire RE Centre information stall
  • SAPERE information stall

By the end of the conference you will be able to :

  • Help your children to engage at a deeper level with the curriculum and go beyond surface learning
  • Understand how P4C contributes the promotion of SMSC, RE and the development of a Rights Respecting Education in your school
  • Embed P4C to support your school’s promotion of SMSC and  their preparation of your children to live well in modern British society
  • Develop networks for sharing good practice with like-minded colleagues

For more information contact: Patricia Hannam. County Inspector/Adviser RE, History & Philosophy : patricia.hannam (at)