DUBBO session: Introduction to Philosophical Community of Inquiry Workshop
This Two Day Face-to-Face Introduction to Philosophical Community of Inquiry Workshop will introduce participants in how to engage Critical and Creative Thinking in the Classroom using Philosophy in Schools pedagogy. Workshops are provided by experienced FAPSA-trained teacher educators who are also classroom practitioners.
Day 1 introduces the use of the Philosophical Community of Inquiry (COI) to promote critical, creative and caring thinking in a safe learning environment that maximises student participation.
- Learn how to foster inquiry-based learning through respectful and inclusive student interaction.
- Practise implementing strategies to support and refine student questioning and concept exploration.
Day 2 builds on COI collaborative inquiry-based teaching practices from Day 1.
- Extend their practical knowledge of how to use the Community of Inquiry to promote critical, creative and caring thinking in a student-centred, safe, positive learning environment.
- Hone their understanding of the basic conceptual operations involved in reasoning, planning collaborative inquiry-based lessons and designing learning activities.
Participants who complete the two-day workshop and a practical application and reflection task will earn a Federation of Asia-Pacific Philosophy in Schools Associations (FAPSA) Introduction to PCOI Certificate.