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Philosophy for Children

Facilitating philosophical and critical thinking and discussion
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We want children to explore their thoughts and ideas about issues connected to Oxfam's work. We want children themselves to generate discussions about poverty and suffering and become critical thinkers about the development process. Philosophy for children (P4C) gives teachers the opportunity to use Oxfam's work as a stimulus for creative, learner led discussion.

You can also click here for a lesson plan using P4C to explore maternal health care in Sierra Leone.


  • Guide to Philosophy for Children (56kB)

    In collaboration with SAPERE, the Society for Advancing Philosophical Enquiry and Reflection in Education, we have formed a brief guide to using P4C in the classroom.