Training

Level 2 Teacher Educator Workshops in 2017

FAPSA runs Level 2 teacher training courses for teacher educators in philosophy in schools. These courses are designed for those who have completed Level 1 training and have either gained considerable experience as classroom practitioners or else have completed an Honours or higher degree in philosophy. Level 2 courses are normally residential and run for 5 days.

FAPSA issues certificates in three categories: Teacher-Educator (Classroom Practice), for those whose experience comes from the classroom; Teacher-Educator (Philosopher), for those whose background is primarily academic; and full Teacher-Educator  certification for those who have both related classroom experience and appropriate academic qualifications. FAPSA certified trainers normally assist the associate organisations of FAPSA in the delivery of Level 1 certificate programs and related professional development.

 

Level 2 Teacher Educator Workshop

January 15 – 19, 2017

Venue:  Galong Retreat Centre, NSW

Presenters: Associate Prof. Phillip Cam and Dr Vanya Kovach

 

The course is designed to support teachers who wish to implement the Philosophy programs in schools by extending their skills in facilitation of Philosophical Communities of Inquiry. For further information head to the SOPHY website http://www.sophy.org.au/training.htm

If you have further  queries, please contact Catherine Geraghty – Slavica, President of SOPHY on  02 61665343 or 0448903331 or email catherin1@bigpond.com.au

 

Level 2 Teacher Educator Workshops

FAPSA runs Level 2 teacher training courses for teacher educators in philosophy in schools. These courses are designed for those who have completed Level 1 training and have either gained considerable experience as classroom practitioners or else have completed an Honours or higher degree in philosophy. Level 2 courses are normally residential and run for 5 days.

FAPSA issues certificates in three categories: Teacher-Educator (Classroom Practice), for those whose experience comes from the classroom; Teacher-Educator (Philosopher), for those whose background is primarily academic; and full Teacher-Educator  certification for those who have both related classroom experience and appropriate academic qualifications. FAPSA certified trainers normally assist the associate organisations of FAPSA in the delivery of Level 1 certificate programs and related professional development.

 

Level 2 Teacher Educator Workshop

Brisbane, September 26 – 30, 2016

Venue:  Hillbrook Anglican School

Presenters: Prof. Phillip Cam and Lynne Hinton

 

The course is designed to support teachers who wish to implement the Philosophy programs in schools by extending their skills in facilitation of Philosophical Communities of Inquiry.

For more information regarding costs, presenters, an enquiries, please download this document:

Teacher Educator Workshop Brisbane

 

Successful participants will acquire:

1) Advanced skills in the teaching of Philosophy to school students (including ‘community of inquiry’ pedagogy, development of classroom materials and advanced concept development), and

2) FAPSA accreditation to assist other teachers who wish to implement the Philosophy in Schools program.

Those who successfully complete the course will be accredited by FAPSA either as a Teacher Educator (philosophy) or a Teacher Educator (teaching), depending upon their background. Occasionally a person will satisfy both requirements. Those who do not will be encouraged to add to their particular strength by working in their less strong domain: Philosophers are encouraged to gain teaching experience by working with school students and teachers to extend their knowledge of academic philosophy by further study.

Prerequisites: This course is open to any educator or philosopher who has completed Level 1 Philosophy in Schools training and a minimum of one year’s practical experience in teaching philosophy in the classroom or at the tertiary level.  To prepare for this training, participants will be required to complete a number of readings prior to commencement.

 

For level 1 workshops, please visit the websites of regional associations.