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Introduction to Communities of Philosophical Enquiry (COPE)-Online Training

January 21 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Thursday 21 January, 2-5pm and Friday 22 January, 2-5pm 

Join us for this free two-day online training aimed for anyone working in a community organisation or the education sector.

This training will explore how we can use critical thinking to understand our complex and challenging world. Communities of Philosophical Enquiry (COPE) is a method that promotes skills of questioning, reasoning and dialogue, particularly relevant to critically exploring complex and controversial issues in schools and community contexts, and draws heavily on the techniques and research of Philosophy for Children but reapplies it in a different context. Using online tools to their full potential, we will explore practical techniques, resources and ideas for promoting creative, critical thinking, with a focus on migration and sustainable development. This course is aimed at anyone working in a community organisation or the education sector where critical thinking and open dialogue plays an important role.

This training will provide:

  • an introduction to COPE methodology including ideas for getting started and stimulating thinking
  • how to structure and facilitate a process which both creates a ‘safe space’ for dialogue on controversial topics
  • practical and engaging activity ideas for working both online and in person

This training will provide you with all the tools you need to deliver the COPE module, which forms part of the InterCap project, that can be downloaded and followed to deliver this course with your own participants.

The online training is free through the EU-funded InterCap project.

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Liverpool World Centre
karen at liverpoolworldcentre dot org