2019 NT 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 class
visits by a teacher-educator to all participating schools, and 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 calculated the up-front cost of the program at $600 per teacher for the full year – payable as a registration
fee prior to the commencement of the certificated training. The price will cover the cost of airfares, accommodation
and expenses for the visiting teacher-educators, but does not include a fee for their time or effort.

To support the establishment of Communities of Inquiry in NT schools, we will deliver a formal Certificate 1 Training
course for teachers -
Friday 22nd March and Saturday 23rd March 2019. 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 a qualified teacher educator with extensive experience in the teaching of Philosophy
for Children in schools. Dr Tim Sprod and Rob Hitchcock 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)
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
(Click Here for details about travel grants)
Click here for the Philosothon Project
Teacher(s) Name
Federation of
Philosophy in Schools