The registrations for the forthcoming 2018 The Federation of Australasian Philosophy in Schools Associations (FAPSA) Conference, The Future of Philosophy in Schools, which will be held in Fremantle, Western Australia July 9-11 2018, are now open!
Please spread the word to your relevant networks who are interested in philosophy in schools.
We have a wonderful line up of local, interstate and International presenters, including a few PEiPLs!
The schedule of events is as follows:
Monday July 9 2018 “In Action” Day at Hale School, Wembley Downs, WA.
This day includes philosophy sessions with students facilitated by expert teachers and our featured practitioner expert, Peter Worley from The Philosophy Foundation, UK. After each session there will be the opportunity to discuss what was seen and modelled. Pete will also run a professional development session for attendees. This event is suitable for teachers of all school-age levels.
The full conference registration covers the two days held at The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Fremantle Campus.
Tuesday July 10 2018: Day 1 of the Conference includes a keynote presentation by Professor Sandy Lynch from The Institute for Ethics and Society, The University of Notre Dame Australia (Sydney).
Tuesday night: Welcome drinks and Book celebration
Wednesday July 11 2018: Day 2 of Conference includes a keynote presentation by Professor Michael Hand from The University of Birmingham, UK.
Wednesday night: Conference Dinner at Char Char Bull Restaurant at 7pm.
Please see the website: https://fapsa.org.au/conference/ for more details.
In other news:
The Journal of Philosophy in Schools has recently published a special issue that is guest edited by Prof Michael Hand, Professor of Philosophy of Education at The University of Birmingham, UK, and asks “Why should we teach philosophy in schools?”
As Hand claims, the seven articles make “an irrefutable case for putting philosophy on the school curriculum”, and it is open access and free – so please spread the word! Available here: https://www.ojs.unisa.edu.au/index.php/jps
Dr Laura D’Olimpio