In this video post we finish up our six video journey through the p4cHI basic, "Plain Vanilla" approach. In this video you'll get to see how we end each Community of Inquiry discussion with Step 5, Evaluation.
Teachers at Waikiki Elementary School have been doing p4cHI for more than a dozen years. Waikiki School is, in fact, the model school for p4cHI in the state.
Before you hear me talk about the reasons why I think p4cHI is worthwhile let's hear what these veteran p4cHI teachers think.
Welcome to this video in our series! In this video post we get to the heart of p4cHI; the Community of Inquiry discussion. You will see our group inquire together into a topic of their choosing.
In this video post we're going to transform "Plain Vanilla" into "Chocolate," "Mint Chocolate Chip," or perhaps "Strawberry." Our group is going to demonstrate some alternative strategies for generating and selecting questions for discussion.
When we were planning for this video series, I wondered if it would be hard for me to do. After all, it is kind of unnatural for me as a facilitator to focus on only certain aspects of p4cHI rather than on the whole process.
In this video post, our group will continue their demonstration of the basic, "Plain Vanilla" method by showing you Steps 2 & 3. In Step 2 the students generate questions for discussions. Then, in Step 3, they select one of these questions for discussion.
The filming of these videos was done by UH Uehiro Academy (the home of p4cHI) intern Ryan Roberts. Ryan would come in early Saturday morning, download video, and prepare for the day's filming while I went and collected the students. We would usually film for about an hour and a half and would try to shoot 2 or 3 videos in a day.
Welcome to this video in our series! In this video post we begin a six week series that goes through, step by step, the basic p4cHI "Plain Vanilla" method. Our group will show you how we use reading books as a stimulus for inquiry.
This video post is about cultivating intellectual safety. You'll learn about what steps you might take in order to create an environment where people listen, support, respect, and care about each another.Read more
In this video you will see the students make a community ball. This is a common way for a p4cHI group to start the year. It is a way both to build community and to create an important tool for the governance of the group.
Sometimes the "philosophy" in "philosophy for children" throws people off. Perhaps thinking back to that one college philosophy class that they had to take, they wonder how philosophy can have anything to do with children.
In order to understand the connection between the two we first have to get clear on what we mean by "philosophy." p4cHI founder Dr. Thomas Jackson makes a distinction between "Big P Philosophy" and "little p philosophy." "Big P Philosophy" is an academic discipline. It involves studying famous philosophers like Plato and perhaps writing books or delivering lectures. It is something that one most oftentimes runs into in college.Read more
This resource is part of Unit 1: An Overview of p4cHI in our Learning Modules.
"You want to teach people how to do p4c," I was skeptically asked, "through an online class?" "How are you going to do that...through videos?" That, I thought, is an excellent idea. So during the Spring of 2015 my Saturday afternoon p4cHI class and I got to work. For nearly three months we met, filmed, and filmed some more. The end product of this undertaking is what you will get to view in this course: A 15 video "How to Do p4cHI" video series.Read more