Our training focuses on building the capacity for self-sustaining philosophical dialogue and enquiry in your school or organisation. We offer various training packages but we can also design training to suit particular needs.
SAPERE Accredited Level One training
Grace Robinson is an accredited SAPERE trainer offering a nationally recognised two-day ‘Level One’ courses in philosophy for children. The level one course, the first of three tiers of training, is a nationally recognised comprehensive introduction to the practice of philosophical enquiry. Together with regular practice, this training provides the basis for embedding philosophical enquiry in your school or organisation.
Thinking Space offers the following training for Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Head Teachers, Academics, Students Governors, Parents, Youth Workers, Charity Workers, Social Workers, Art’s Practitioners, Counsellors etc.
Introduction to philosophical enquiry for schools / other settings
A two hour twilight which introduces philosophy, contextualises it within primary or secondary education (or other settings) and models a basic enquiry.
An introduction to philosophical enquiry
A two-hour twilight that introduces philosophical enquiry; contextualises it within primary or secondary education and models a basic enquiry.
Introducing philosophical enquiry in your setting
A one-day inset that introduces some of the key strategies and skills needed to begin facilitating philosophical enquiry.
Developing philosophical enquiry in your setting
Available as a series of twilights or full day inset this follow-up training introduces more advanced strategies and skills, encouraging teachers already using philosophical enquiry, to develop their practice through reflection, problem-solving and planning.
Integrating philosophical enquiry in your setting
Available as a series of twilights or full day inset, this training explores connections between philosophical enquiry and the national curriculum.
Cascading philosophical enquiry in your setting
Available as a series of twilights or two full day inset, this training prepares young facilitators (aged 10 – 18) to lead enquiries with peers, younger children or parents. (Note: This training requires the long-term support of a dedicated member of staff in school who has themselves trained in philosophical enquiry)