Running regular Enquiries or Philosophy sessions will encourage better speaking and listening skills, develop higher-order thinking skills such as justification, clarification and coherence, and build confidence in your pupils.
- St William of York
- Horniman Primary School
- Eliot Bank Primary School
- Eagle House Prep School
- Norwood School (Secondary)
Enquiries based around Citizenship engage children and young people with thinking about society, their place in it and developing thinking citizens
Enquiries in the classroom develop respect in the classroom, and help children learn to work together to solve problems.
We develop Enquiries for you based on the curriculum, from theme or topic based Enquiries (e.g. contrasting localities, saints) to subject based Enquiries (e.g. Maths, PSHE, Science). As a member you can request up to 10 free lesson plans based on any subject or theme you would like.
Many children who struggle with the conventional curriculum find they have a voice during philosophy or enquiry sessions as we encourage everyone to speak and we are not seeking one particular answer but working together as a class to come up with many possible answers.
Enquiries are a very useful way for children to debate their ideas and thoughts, and develops strong speaking and listening skills that can be used in any context.
Our website is packed full of teaching strategies to help develop thinking skills in the classroom, as well as developing autonomous learning in the children.