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Thinking Allowed- Philosophy for Children

Alternative title
Thinking Together - Philosophy for Children
Synopsis
In a Philosophy for Children session, a teacher uses a story, a picture, a news item or a piece of music to stimulate thinking and imagination. Children are encouraged to express their thoughts and emotions, to challenge what is being said and to ask questions that intrigue them.

In this film, you will see teachers at Gallions Primary School in east London using an approach called Philosophy for Children (P4C) to shape communities of enquiry in their classrooms.

A step-by-step guide to the approach shows how the facilitator uses a story or other stimulus to spark children’s thinking, encouraging them to raise their own questions, share their thoughts and feelings, and justify their arguments. Comparative footage of children in Marimba class, first filmed in year 3, demonstrates what a difference weekly sessions of enquiry can make to what was an average mixed-ability and multilingual group. By the end of Key Stage 2 over 50% of the class achieved Level 5 in English Reading and Writing. Secondary teachers will not fail to be impressed by the vivid language and complex thought in their year 6 enquiry.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2004
Year of production
2004
Uses
Primary school teachers, headteachers, student teachers
Subjects
Education
Keywords
emotional development; INSET; primary education; teacher training; Philosophy

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£34.09
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
35 minutes
Year
2008

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£34.09
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
22 minutes
Year
2008

Sections

Title
Unraveling the mysteries of human behavior
Synopsis
Volume 1 covers:
Ego states - Understanding human behavior
Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic Modalities - Understanding how people think
Complementary Transactions - Common communication patterns
Co-dependency / Bicycle Management - Ineffective relationship patterns
Strokes - The key to motivation
Duration
130 mins

Title
Art of tactful communication, The
Synopsis
Volume 2 covers:
Transactional Leadership - A model for leading and being led
Diplomatic Confrontation - Constructive feedback techniques
Crossed Transactions - Dealing with difficult people
Duration
130 mins

Production Company

Name

Halovine Video

Email
enquiries@onlineclassroom.tv
Web
http://www.onlineclassroom.tv/ External site opens in new window
Phone
0845 505 0664
Fax
0845 505 0664
Address
PO Box 104
Hinkley
Leics
LE10 2WW
Notes
In 2008 Halovine rebranded and became part Online Classroom

Sponsor

Name

Antidote

Distributor

Name

Online Classroom

Email
admin@onlineclassroom.tv
Web
http://onlineclassroom.tv/ External site opens in new window
Phone
0117 929 1924
Fax
0117 930 4345
Address
c/o Classroom Video
St Thomas Court
Thomas Lane
Bristol
BS1 6JG
Notes
Producer and distributor of audiovisual resources in humanities subjects, made in consultation with teachers. Particularly strong in AS and A2 sociology and psychology, but also covering business studies, sports studies, health & social care, history, crime & deviance, critical thinking and religious studies. The more recent programmes, produced under the Online Classroom name, are 5-10 minute shorts on topics, methods and key studies, rather than the earlier, more structured, longer programmes produced under the name Halovine. Sale.

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