A Practical Introductory Workshop to P4C:

 Philosophical Thinking in your Classroom & School Community

Facilitated by Global P4C leader Karin Murris

Limited to 30 delegates per workshop

JNB – 28th July 2016

CPT – 19th August 2016

DBN – 26th August 2016

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Professor Jonathan Jansen

“The reason I was drawn to TSSA is because of this novel idea that in matters social as well as educational, the best tool at our disposal as human beings is to think our way out of problems; far too much emphasis in South African education is on coverage of content and too little on the underlying thinking skills crucial for understanding complex scholarly and social problems”

Professor Jonathan Jansen, TSSA Patron


One of the most desirable characteristics of school graduates is that they can think critically. This helps them individually and also helps the societies in which they will play a role. It’s a game in which no one loses. So why is it so difficult to achieve?

Teaching critical thinking is not something that teachers are explicitly trained to do – in fact very few people are (try and find someone who can even define it).

Nor does the curriculum generally demand it. Too often an instructing syllabus focuses on the recall of content, and this in turn forms the basis of assessment. Read more…

The latest neuroscience indicates 3 conditions for neuroplasticity, and the TSSA approach meets these criteria to re-wire the brain for success:

  • engaging staff and learners in purposeful motivation
  • a growth mind set which builds a sense of achievement and self efficacy
  • developing a supportive environment for independent thinkers.

These lead to improved performance and wellness.

Dr Ian Weinberg


Inscape Education Group challenges you to match its commitment of R300 000 to train 10 or mentor a cluster of 5 under-resourced schools for a year.