Philosophical Inquiry training for teachers

We offer several opportunities for teachers and schools to learn why and how to engage students in Philosophical Inquiry (PI). The training is suitable for teachers of students from kindergarten to senior secondary.  

Introduction to Philosophical Inquiry 

The introductory course enables teachers to begin their PI journey with their students. 

This two-day course is offered frequently throughout the year at Hillbrook School in Brisbane. It can also be delivered at your school. Completion of the course provides eligibility to purchase access to the Philosophy Matters full curriculum for Years 7 – 10.

Upcoming Introductory Courses:

If you want to be put on a waiting list for future courses, or would like us to run the training at your school, contact us here.

Philosophical Inquiry: Advanced Practice

The Advanced Practice course provides a greater understanding of how and why PI works, how to improve your own practice, and how to put effective curriculum together.

This three-day course is offered at Hillbrook School once a year, depending on demand.

Participants need to have previously completed a two-day Introductory Course at Hillbrook (or elsewhere), and have been teaching PI for at least six months.

Upcoming 3-day Advanced Course:

For school groups:

If your school is located a significant distance from Brisbane, or you have 9 or more participants hoping to attend our training, it may be more cost-effective for our trainers to visit you – please contact us for more information and pricing.

We also offer a follow up service, where we come to your school to observe sessions, provide feedback, help with curriculum development, and anything else you may need.

For more information please contact us.

The Philosophy Matters curriculum is an outstanding achievement. It is not only the first Australian-based curriculum to systematically cover the first four secondary years, but a world leader in its field.
Dr Philip Cam
Adjunct Associate Professor at UNSW