Philosophy in Communities: Methodology & Practice

In this micro-credential you will gain skills in the powerful pedagogical methodology of community of inquiry (CoI), which combines critical and creative thinking skills with collaborative dialogue. Designed to promote transferable, lifelong learning in children by cultivating curiosity, collaboration and self-correction, CoI is now used with all ages in numerous contexts, from preschools to retirement homes, hospitals, prisons, science centres and art galleries.

Upon successful completion, you'll receive:

  • Two PD Points  - stackable for unspecified academic credit in award courses
  • A Certificate of Achievement
  • A UWA Plus Professional Development Transcript, listing all successfully completed micro-credentials
Delivery mode
Face-to-face workshops 
Start date
23 October 2020

Applications close
16 October 2020
Four days of face-to-face workshops in 2 blocks -
Friday 23 - Saturday 24 October and Friday 4 - Saturday 5 December. Final assessment due Friday 18 December.
50 hours
Academic Lead
Dr Kaz Bland
$440 inc. GST (Healthcare card holders may apply for a fee discount)
Critical information summary
PHILM101 Philosophy in Communities: Methodology & Practice
Student writing in a notepad 

What you'll learn

Evaluate and understand the community of inquiry methodology.

Formal reasoning and analysis of problems in both personal or workplace spheres.

Critical and creative thinking skills.

Notebook and a workspace 

Why study this course?

  • Master philosophical questioning skills.
  • Develop reasoning and conceptual analysis skills. 
  • Endorsed by Australian Philosophy in Schools WA.
  • Gain valuable skills that are highly relevant for individuals involved in activism, community development and youth empowerment. 

How does it work?

Face-to-face delivery, workshops, written report.

What's next after this course?

Future study
This unit can be combined with other micro-credentials for advanced standing towards any UWA undergraduate degree, and is highly relevant to anyone planning to study philosophy, teaching, social work, psychology, anthropology or indigenous studies.
Career outcomes
This is excellent professional development for primary, secondary and tertiary teachers, social workers and people working with children, youth, the elderly and/or marginalised populations, professionals running STEM programs and working in prisons. 


Applications are open.

Apply now