Online: Developing thinking skills through Art
- 8th Feb 2021
- Behaviours for Learning, Culture & Community
- Lunch Not Included
- Refreshments Not Included
- From £30.00
P4C is an approach to teaching and learning which enhances children’s thinking and communication skills, boosts their self-esteem, and improves their academic attainment.
In P4C, a stimulus, such as a story, video clip or artwork is shared with a group of children. The children are encouraged to generate big, engaging philosophical questions about the stimulus and develop their thinking through whole class discussion, paired or group work.
Pupils develop creative and critical ways of thinking and are encouraged to voice independent thought, be respectful of others opinion, develop questioning and debating language. Their listening & speaking skills improve, as well as reasoning, justification and critique, all of which are skills transferred back into their everyday learning.
I use visual art as a method in which the pupils can respond to and articulate their thinking. I have developed a method in which the work of artists and designers are used for conceptual, thematic and technical inspiration, but are also in alignment with the original stimulus.
3 sessions in total (simply choose your preferred dates when booking)
12th October 2020 - Session 1
9th Nov 2020 - Session 1 repeated
8th Feb 2021 - Session 2
29th Mar 2021 - Session 2 repeated
24th May 2021 - Session 3
21st June 2021 - Session 3 repeated
During the session, I work through an enquiry using the P4C methodology, explore a number of art techniques and demonstrate how to facilitate the process to a group of pupils.
Year 4 Teacher- Wensum Junior
I really enjoyed the training. I now have a clear idea of where to start the P4C with the kids, and how to encourage them to think creatively. The art activity was great, and I can see how it would work in the classroom. A day well spent!
Year 3 Teacher –Wensum Junior
Jen has been extremely knowledgeable and prepared for our session today. I felt anxious to start with as I did not know how it was going to be set out. I feel so happy to be taking part in this project now and knowing how to approach the sessions. She has given me the time to talk through my plans and has offered us both lots of support.
Jen Langeskov- Freelance P4C & Art Educator
Having studied Fine Art sculpture at Camberwell College of Art I completed a PGCE in Art & Design at the IOE (University of London). I worked for 10 years as a teacher of Art & Design, then leading Art departments in schools in London and Norwich, both in the state and independent sectors. For 4 years, and up until 2018, I was the lead teacher and facilitator for Philosophy for Children (P4C) through visual art at a unique studio at Chapel Break Infant School, Norwich. During my time there, I trained with Sapere in Level 1 & 2 P4C delivery, as well as a Drawing for talking programme. I am currently working as a freelance Art educator, delivering CPD sessions in schools and academies across Norfolk and Suffolk. The sessions I deliver are mainly P4C through visual art but also in upskilling primary school teachers in drawing, printmaking, painting, mixed media and sculpture.