Initiated by Ed Weijers and beginning September in 2011 and held in the ISVW in Leusden, the Philosophy with Children and Youngsters professional course trains participants up to the level of starting competences. Starting competences means that at the end of this one year training (10 weekends) the participants are able to facilitate independently philosophical inquiries with children or youngsters.
It is a solid training with high quality standards. Especially the focus on the philosophical level of the inquiries makes this training solid. In between the monthly weekends the participants have to practise philosophical inquiries (minimum 20 during the whole course).
Participants receive the full certifate at the end of the course if they meet the courses goals and have a complete portfolio (contaning preparations of the inquiries with children, evaluation of the inquiries, a video registration with evaluation, feedback after every weekend and a personal project).
Four weekends the participants have to show their skills in facilitating a philosophical inquiry. Facilitators get feedback from their fellow participants and from the trainers. These sessions are filmed to give the participants further opportunity to learn and develop.
Other weekends different profound teachers from The Netherlands, Belgium and South -Africa train the participants.
EPIC International trainers Ieva Rocena and Ed Weijers
Guest trainers include EPIC International Consultant Anton van Deursen (Netherlands)