Level One Workshop - Philosophy For Children At Liwara Catholic School

2013-04-22 09:00

2013-04-22 09:00

Liwara Catholic School In Association with WA APIS is offering a Level 1 Workshop in Philosophy in Schools

Saturday 22nd June 2013
Sunday 23rd June 2013

9.00 am – 3.00 pm each day

5 Tuart Road Greenwood, WA.

FEES: $310 per person + GST where applicable

(Includes morning tea, lunch and resource materials)

Presenter: Dr Felicity Haynes

To enrol or for further information, contact: Clare Magee at Liwara Catholic School at magee [dot] clare [at] cathednet [dot] wa [dot] edu [dot] au.

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Call for Papers: “The Philosophical Novel for Children: History, Theory, and Prospects”

Please find attached the Call for Papers for the Symposium of the Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children at the 2013 American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Annual Meeting, December 27-30 2013, at the Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The theme for this year's IAPC Symposium is "The Philosophical Novel for Children: History, Theory and Prospects."

PDF with full details here: http://www.montclair.edu/media/montclairedu/cehs/documents/iapc/2012-IAP...

Overview: Recent years have seen the passing of the three great pioneers in the Philosophy for Children (P4C) movement: Matthew Lipman (2010), Ann Margaret Sharp (2010), and Gareth Mathews (2011). In appraising their monumental work and legacy, scholars have tended to focus solely on the impact Lipman, Sharp, and Matthews have had on educational philosophy and theory. In addition to these areas of scholarly contribution, however, all three devoted considerable effort to the construction and reconstruction of the philosophical curriculum. In this regard, Matthews experimented with short philosophical stories and offered interpretations of countless works by other authors in the light of his view that good literature provides children with the material for forming philosophical questions and dialogue, while Lipman and Sharp both pioneered the intentional use of the philosophical novel as a way of both initiating and teaching children to do philosophy in classroom settings. But important questions remain about the philosophical novel for children, not only with regard to its function as the curricular centerpiece of P4C, but about the theory and practice of narrative in both education and philosophy, the location of the novel within the history of philosophy, and the future of the philosophical novel and curriculum in pre-college philosophy.

Lipman saw his own philosophical novels for children as “models of doing philosophy that are clear, practical, and specific.” In this sense, teaching philosophy requires more than exposing students to its logical form—that is, it’s most distinctive and essential qualities—but also to its function and the circumstances of its emergence and practice. Thus philosophical novels are a way of “dramatizing philosophy” that allow students to both recognize and assimilate its praxis. This Lipmanian understanding of the philosophical role and its role in education has been celebrated and championed by some scholars (eg., De Marzio, Kennedy, et al), while criticized and tempered by others (eg., Murris, Hand, et al). Given the diversity of current perspectives on the philosophical novel, the time is ripe for furthering the conversation on the history, theory, and prospect of this highly significant and contested area of philosophical and educational inquiry.

The Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children (IAPC) is calling for papers that explore the theoretical and pedagogical significance of the philosophical novel for children, to be presented at the IAPC group session of the 2013 American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Annual Meeting, December 27-30, in Baltimore, MD. Presented papers will also be considered as part of a proposal for an edited book collection published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Upcoming Conferences - FAPSA, ICPIC and World Congress of Philosophy

The Federation of Australasian Philosophy in Schools Associations 2013 Conference - Philosophy in Schools: Supporting Teaching and Learning
12 -13 July, 2013 at the University of Notre Dame, Sydney.
Topics include Critical and creative thinking; Teaching ethics in schools; The Philosothon; General Capabilities in the new Australian Curriculum
Download RegistrationCall for Papers and Presentations, and Notes for Participants here.

The International Council of Philosophy Inquiry with Children (www.icpic.org) - Thinking and Reasoning – in and Beyond the Curriculum.

The 16th ICPIC Conference is being held between August 30 – September 2, 2013, at the University of Capetown, South Africa.


23rd World Congress of Philosophy -  Philosophy as Inquiry and Way of Life.

Held in Athens from 4–10 August in 2013; includes a thematic section on Philosophy for Children.

WA APIS Picnic - Sunday 20th January 2013

2013-01-20 11:30

2013-01-20 11:30

The APIS Picnic will be held on Sunday January 20th 2013 from 11.30am

Where: Hyde Park: meet near the large playground on the corners of Glendower and Throssell streets, Perth.

BYO picnic rug, drink & your own food or a plate to share

Everyone Welcome!

Here is the link to the Facebook Event - please add yourselves to it and share the link with any interested teachers who are keen to teach philosophy in their schools - 

Please forward this invite on to other relevant people you know.

Philosophy Colloquium 2012: A Day of Φιλο-ΣοΦια (Philo-Sophia):



Philosophy Colloquium 2012: A Day of Φιλο-ΣοΦια (Philo-Sophia): Friendship and Philosophical Discussion


Murdoch University
Brian Hill Lecture Theatre: 9.00 - 17.00
4 December, 2012

The event is free of charge – All are welcome to attend – Refreshments Provided

The Keynote Speaker: Lorraine Code, Distinguished Research Professor Emerita of Philosophy at York University in Toronto Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada Program.

The Murdoch Philosophy, in conjunction with the Krishna Somers Foundation for Diaspora Studies, the Murdoch School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Faculty of Arts and Education, are proud to host the Philosophy Colloquium in 2012. The Philosophy Colloquium will be held at Murdoch University on Tuesday, 4 December and is open to academics, undergraduate and postgraduate students. Papers are refereed, and a certificate will be awarded for the best student paper.

Our goal is to provide a forum for the vital exchange of ideas in a supportive, collegial atmosphere, as well as to foster ties between philosophy departments, staff and students. It is our hope that this year we can continue to build upon the achievements of previous Colloquia by engaging in an ongoing philosophical conversation within the wider philosophy community.

In order to encourage students' participation in the Colloquium, we will invite students to think about questions related to the themes of the Colloquium, write them down and put them into a question box. At the conclusion of the Colloquium, Panel members will address individual questions and discuss them with the audience.

The Philosophy Colloquium is kindly sponsored by:
The Krishna Somers Foundation for Diaspora Studies
The Centre for Applied Ethics at Curtin University of Technology
The Research Ethics Office at Murdoch University
The Murdoch University School of Social Sciences and Humanities and the Faculty of Arts and Education
Philosophy at the University of Western Australia

APIS Annual General Meeting - 5th November 2012

2012-11-05 18:30
2012-11-05 20:00


2012-11-05 18:30
2012-11-05 20:00


The APIS Annual General Meeting

GUEST SPEAKER - Dr Angela McCarthy
Lecturer in Theology in the School of Philosophy and Theology at The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle

‘Cultural DeCoding’
Dr McCarthy will discuss the Cultural DeCoding programme
that she and Dr Annette Pederson devised at UNDA this year
for gifted and talented Year 12 students.

Date: Monday, 5 November 2012, 6:30pm
Venue: Executive Briefing Centre, Building 100, Chancellery, Curtin University, Bentley

Light refreshments and drinks provided

RSVP by Friday 2 November to Simon Kidd at simon_kidd (at) iinet.net.au

Please note: Members need to be financial in order to vote at the AGM. We
will collect fees before the meeting ($20 for students, $35 for non-students).

Cultural DeCoding programme for Year 12s - Notre Dame University 2013

2013-01-15 09:00

2013-01-15 09:00

Please find attached a brochure advertising the Cultural DeCoding programme for Year 12s for next year in the Summer holidays.

PDF Brochure - Cultural DeCoding

The programme is for Year 11s (entering year 12 in 2013), a continuation of the initative that Notre Dame commenced this year upon the suggestion of Dr Annette Pederson from John XXIII. We had a full group this year, and excellent feedback. It is a four day programme designed to offer a taste of critical thinking within a university environment, and it is aimed at Gifted And Talented students. It includes critically analysing philosophical notions along with others.

It will run from 15th - 18th January 2013, 9.00am - 3.30pm
Cost : $250 per student - Morning tea and lunch provided.
Numbers are limited and applications are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.

For further information contact: Dr Angela McCarthy on (08) 9433 0214 or angela [dot] mccarthy [at] nd [dot] edu [dot] au

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