Illumination through dialogue.
A space providing tools, routines, ideas and techniques for the development of critical thinking – shedding light on understanding. In our custom workshops, we facilitate dialogue, to support well-reasoned arguments and a questioning disposition at every opportunity.
Unlocking critical thinking and philosophy for children through training, teaching, self reflection and metacognition.
Half day or full day staff development sessions (face-to-face and online).
Small to large group consultation and tiered training (Management-down and staff-up).
Special Interest Groups
Workshops for groups with common interests, who perform specific tasks or just want to develop critical thinking.
“It was a fabulous workshop. Everything that I have been wanting to learn more about and implement with regards to Philosophy for Children and deep questioning skills, was included. We discussed it, practiced it and we learnt about new ways of doing it. It was creative. It was inspiring. It was fabulous. Thanks so much.”
Alison BichoffHerschel Preparatory School
“I really enjoyed the Philosophical Thinking and Deep Questioning training. It is enlightening, stimulating and encourages a lot of thinking. We, as human beings, all have the ability to think and express ourselves, and within that expressing, you get to also listen with empathy, and learn new ideas and new ways of thinking as well. It was an enriching experience. Imagine what the children will feel like if you do it in the classroom!”
Xolile KasanaIntern at SAKS Junior School
“Today’s workshop was so amazing. I have learnt so much. I am really going to take back everything to class and implement it. I have learnt that with one idea you can have major ideas flowing and with one word there are so many questions you can ask. And lots of ways to ask them.”
CeladriBellville Primary School (Grade 2)
“Straight after training, I used the question quadrant and philosophical thinking tools immediately. My students started using really good vocabulary, and constructed well-thought-out and clear answers. Even my weakest learner had a lot to contribute and my strongest learner was really challenged and stimulated by the activity.”