Philosophy with children

Philosophy with children

Some time ago I found this on Facebook. Though philosophy with children in schools is already existing for a longer time, this FB page is highly recommended – but will be known by practitioners of philosophy in schools-.This is what they say:

Philosophy and the School: Challenges and Opportunities

International research on Philosophy with Children is rich in discussions and approaches, yet important questions regarding practical issues and research methods remain to be addressed. The conference is to focus on such questions concerning the opportunities and challenges of Philosophy with Children.

Among the opportunities are integration of minority students and professional development of teachers. Both have been suggested in research, but have not yet been studied systematically. The conference will help inspire such efforts.

The conference will also address challenges concerning Philosophy with Children. Critical reflection on the obstacles pertaining to developing, implementing and empirically studying philosophical activities and their effects is a necessary building block for further empirical research and practice development.

Confirmed conference speakers include Jana Mohr Lone from University of Washington, Karin Murris from University of Cape Town, Pete Worley from The Philosophy Foundation, London, Alina Reznitskaya from Montclair State University, and Egle Säre from University of Tartu.

The conference precedes the 2018 SOPHIA Network Meeting on 26th and 27th of May.
1st of March: Proposals for presentations and workshops
1st of April: Registration for conference
Information about proposals and registration will appear here:

The conference is generously supported by Carlsbergfondet and Uddannelses- og Forskningsministeriet and marks the establishment of the PaSCO Network (Philosophy and the School: Challenges and Opportunities Network), which has participants from the the University of Cape Town, University of Washington, and University of Southrn Denmark.

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