NEW COURSE! Building understanding of terrorism and extremism through P4C enquiry

NEW COURSE! Building understanding of terrorism and extremism through P4C enquiry

Throughout Cumbria, CDEC is well-known in the education sector for offering high-quality, up-to-date teacher training in and around global learning and global citizenship.

Learn how to use Philosophy for Children (P4C) to help children develop critical thinking in relation to extremism and terrorism.

Course Enquiry

In this course, the P4C approach is combined with a new set of teaching and learning resources for 9-13-year-olds. The resources were developed by senior P4C trainers in response to the terrorist attacks in Manchester, Yorkshire and London in 2016/7 and is aimed at teachers with some experience of P4C and who are Year 5 and 6 teachers in primary or secondary teachers of English, RE and Citizenship/ PSHE (or similar disciplines) working in Year 7 and 8.

The course was originally piloted in 2018 by 45 primary and secondary schools in Cumbria, Manchester, Sheffield and London and the teachers and students involved all strongly endorsed the programme.

A Year 5 student from Cumbria said that they'd learnt:

that the reasons for terrorism is always different and not just the persons fault. I also learnt any one could be a terrorist and what radicalisation and extremism is.”

All teachers who attend this course will gain password protected access to the online resources (in partnership with Dialogue Works).

Why should I come along?

Join us and:

  • develop your own P4C skills
  • help your pupils gain a better understanding of identity, terrorism, democracy and shared values
  • improve your confidence in discussing issues regarding extremism and terrorism
  • receive unique resources that are password-protected to use in your classroom.

“The impact on the quality and standard of writing linked to this project has been significant, especially with the boys. ”  

KS3 teachers from West Lakes Academy and Appleby Grammar School

Where and when is it being held?

Greenhills Hotel, Wigton, CA7 8LS

Thursday 17 October 2019

9am to 4pm

What's the cost?


How do I book my place?

The course is being administered by Cumbria Traded Services so please book via their portal here