2019 Northern Territory Professional
Development
Please enter your details below if you would like to sign up for this training.

This program will feature an initial intensive two-day training course for all participating teachers, followed by an
opportunity for the school to send a group of students to the first NT Philosothon. There will also be an on-line
support service for teachers requiring any assistance outside of scheduled meetings and visits. As a pilot program,
the process, method and support services will be carefully measured and evaluated as we proceed.

We have subsidised the cost of the program so that it end up costing $400 per teacher  – payable as a registration
fee prior to the commencement of the certificated training.

To support the establishment of Communities of Inquiry in NT schools, we will deliver a formal Certificate 1 Training
course for teachers -
Friday (Nov 29th 2019) & Saturday (Nov 30th 2019), 9.30am to 4.00p.m.. The course will
be held in
Darwin and will comprise a fairly intensive introduction to both the method and content of a Community of
Inquiry in the classroom, with special emphasis upon the development of critical thinking skills through collaborative
discussion.

The training will provide teachers with a working knowledge of:
•        Practical examples of philosophical exercises and activities for the classroom
•        How to select and use appropriate stimulus material in your class
•        The use of questions and questioning in the inquiry process
•        The nature and pattern of collaborative inquiry
•        The use of reasoning and conceptual analysis in class discussions, with reference to common,
        central and contestable concepts.
•        An overview of the central areas of philosophy, with particular attention to Theories of
        Knowledge, Ethics and Logic.  

The training will be provided by qualified teacher educators with extensive experience in the teaching of Philosophy
for Children in schools. Dr Tim Sprod and Dr Janette Poulton will be conducting the workshop and follow-up. Please
note, we are hoping to attract at least two teachers from each participating school in order to establish a solid
support and advice network in the initial phases of the project.    
Other Teachers Name (s)
Email Address (s)
School
Once we receive your registration we will send you an invoice and confirmation email. Please fill out
your details below. We have some travel grants available for teachers that require such assistance.
Please that there is a maximum of $1500 per school and this will need to cover the training in Nov and
the Philosothon in March. FAPSA has already subsidised the cost of the training and therefore travel
grants will only be given to remote and regional schools.
(Click Here for details about travel grants)
Click here for the Philosothon Project
website
Teacher(s) Name
Federation of
Australasian
Philosophy in Schools
Associations