- Philosophising in lockdown
how can we do p4c workshops online?
- this was one of the questions that we talked about on our Sophia meeting and you may say: well, that's quite technicall and not so much of a philosophical question.
we shared and discussed how to get the most out of platforms like zoom or google meet to get kids engaged in collaborative thinking. i must thanks Jason, Tugce and Anni for sharing their experience during the weekend.
we also discussed how can we build a community of inquiry using online platforms. is it possible? what kind of philosophical work comes out from these workshops?
we had the chance to know a little bit more about PhiloQuests proposal to philosophise during lockdown, and these we're the questions that came out to me:
- When the children engage in PhiloQuests alone, what thinking competencies are developed?
- What kind of philosophical work comes out from Philosophical Quests? Is it quite different from P4C group sessions?
Is it possible for children to do P4C individually?
Baptiste Roucau (from PhiloQuests team) shared something that was really new to me: the facilitator as a curator [Natalie Fletcher's idea]. since we can't be in the room with the children, we act like an art curator: before the people walks in the museum, the curator takes care of the environment, provides that we know where to start.
he/she acts like a non-present guide. there's no responsive dialogue while the children are engaging with PhiloQuests, Hometalks or even #filopenpal and that's the major difference from "face to face" workshops.
this dialogue lead us to aske if we can have a community of inquiry with ourselfs? how many people are needed to have a community of inquiry?
online p4c sessions - observation
we had a chance to observe Peter Worley and Jason Buckley facilitating workshops with children.
having other facilitators observating our woek will help us to get another point of views and to notice things that we have a hard time looking at while we're facilitating.
it was great to join this meeting (i only joined on sunday, due to work issues) and i hope we can take the learning and the questioning deeper, indivually and also in SOPHIA's community channels.
i had the chance to get to know other participants on breakout rooms, like Tugce and Lukacz, which work you can follow on social media channels. also check #sophia2020p4c tweets to catch up with some of the ideas and question we shared.