Schools are places where children can learn behaviour, skills and attitudes that have lifelong relevance, in addition to the formal curriculum of subjects. In England, despite a continuing emphasis on attainment, there are clear moves to consider also the wider and non-cognitive outcomes of schooling – such as pupils’ development of self-confidence, trust, critical thinking and civic-mindedness. However, there is little existing evidence on whether and how such non-cognitive outcomes can be improved through school-based interventions. This is a report of the evaluation of one such intervention - Philosophy for Children (P4C) - in terms of its possible non-cognitive outcomes.
Siddiqui, N., Gorard, S., & See, B. (2017). Non-cognitive impacts of Philosophy for Children. [No known commissioning body]