philosophising with children, p4c...
The course teaches the basics of philosophical discussion. The focus is
on the practical method of "philosophising with children". In Module 3
you will get to know aspects of "p4c" (philosophy for children).
The course is methodically and didactically structured in such a way
that you can use philosophising in groups of children, young people or
adults in the best possible way. After the first module, you can try out
and carry out your first steps in practice. The training is also
suitable for personality development and self-awareness and can be
combined with many professional fields. Educators, trainers,
psychologists and students, as well as private individuals, take part in
The basic training consists of a total of
four modules in which the basics of philosophising are experienced and
learned step by step. The academy imparts the methodology and didactics
of this cultural technique. After the first module, you can work on your
first units yourself and gain initial experience.
model taught by the academy has been used and taught successfully in
practice for many years (2006).
No previous knowledge is required.
Two further advanced modules open up further possibilities after the
You will be taught methods to create an adequate framework for
philosophical discussions: develop rituals, topics and use questioning
techniques. You will learn how to help others LISTEN, ASK QUESTIONS and
develop YOUR OWN OPINION. This gradually creates a collaborative and
appreciative discussion atmosphere, where curiosity and the joy of joint
research and exchange are the focus.
In contrast to philosophy, philosophising is NOT about
imparting knowledge or discussing statements by well-known philosophers,
but about creating a framework in which one's own thoughts, ideas and a
culture of discussion can be developed. In the first module you will
learn what a philosophical question actually is and how to formulate it.
The aim of philosophising is to develop and promote the joy of joint
No previous knowledge is required.
You will receive a certificate upon completion of all four basic modules
at the end of the training after your final unit.
In addition to the formal degree, we focus on quality and practical
relevance, the joy of philosophising together, mutual exchange and the
joy of personal development.
The individual modules in detail:
The training has a modular structure and starts with the topic ME, and develops
thematically towards YOU, towards the community, i.e. the WE, through to one’s
own values ??and attitude. The training modules are practice-oriented "hands-on
Module 1: Who am I? - the pillars of the "I"
The aim of the first module is to develop skills for philosophical questions and
the framework for philosophical discussions. The participants gain initial
experience in moderating philosophical discussions and develop the necessary
prerequisites for practical implementation. You will also learn methods and
techniques for developing philosophical questions so that you can immediately
apply and try them out in practice. The main focus is on life issues related to
your own self with thoughts and feelings.
Module 2: What does relationship mean? - interpersonal, the "YOU"
The second training module focuses on the philosophical attitude and the
thematic focus on "relationships" and "interpersonal issues". In addition, the
role of the discussion leader in philosophical discussions is examined in more
detail and further developed through an extended discussion. In a practice
transfer, the participants can exchange and work on experiences and difficulties
together with the seminar leader. Differences between philosophising and other
"forms of conversation" are made clear through exercises and round off the
Module 3: What is real? - Things, realities & the "WE"
In the third module, the participants get to know new techniques for in-depth
questioning in philosophical discussions. In addition, the p4c is another method
on the program. After the philosophical question and attitude (modules 1 and 2),
philosophical activities are considered and worked out as a method. Reality and
the things that surround us and make up the world are the focus of this third
module. "What is magic? Where does the world come from? What does community
actually mean?" are possible questions. A further practical transfer represents
another important building block in Module 3.
Module 4: How do we want to live? - Values & Responsibility
The last module focuses on topics related to values ??and the final units of the
participants: "How do values ??come about?" or "What is really important in
life?". The prospective discussion leaders also get to know a more advanced
variant of philosophising. Monitoring and feedback is another component of this
module. The ceremonial awarding of certificates at the end of the second day
concludes this training series.
Feedback of parcipitants: (in German)
Poopak A. Nejad
one of our seminar rooms close to the garden
The courses take place in the Academy, Alfred-Wegener-Gasse 21, 1190
Vienna. There is a small and a large seminar room. If the weather is good,
parts of the seminar will take place in the cozy garden. The seminar rooms
are equipped with comfortable chairs. There is also a fully equipped
kitchen, for example to warm up during the lunch break.
Note: In the case of internal groups (e.g. for schools), the course can
also take place in your institution by arrangement.
You will receive a training folder and documents for each individual
module from us.
The modules take place on two consecutive days and, unless otherwise
agreed, last from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The modules are scheduled in such
a way that there is enough time between the modules for practical
The costs are €305 per module, i.e. €1.220 for the entire course.
The costs include participation in the four modules, all seminar,
documentation and certification costs.
Please also ask your employer about any subsidies or funding opportunities
for the course.
Students, single parents, low earners or seniors can ask us whether
funding from the Academy is possible.
Internal training for schools, institutions:
The academy also conducts internal training courses together with your
institution. There are special conditions for this. The WGKK also offers
institutions such as schools the opportunity to receive funding.
Paya is a certified adult educator and a trained trainer for
"philosophising with children". He passes on his extensive experience
(since 2005) in countless projects related to philosophy and those
from his many years of teaching (since 1999) in the training courses.
He incorporates his vocation and passion as a teacher, physicist,
painter and musician into this work.
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If necessary or as a supplement, parts of the trainings are taken over
by the private lecturer Ruth Neubauer-Petzoldt and other members of
Our trainings are in German but we could also held
them in English
if enough people compete. Please contact us.
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