Michelle Sowey

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Philosophy (Hons) degree. Founded The Philosophy Club in 2012. I develop original stimuli to provoke philosophical dialogue; run in-school and extra-curricular workshops for kids; and train teachers and novice facilitators in collaborative philosophical enquiry. I work in partnership with schools and cultural organisations across Melbourne. Initiated the Big Questions philosophy mentoring program that linked Melbourne and Monash philosophy undergraduates with low SES school students in 2013 and 2014. Convened the 2012 philosophy in schools conference 'The Thoughtful Classroom: Teaching to Overcome Educational Disadvantage' (hosted at the University of Melbourne).

Facilitating collaborative philosophical enquiry in schools and community settings, with diverse participants including children (Years P - 12) and adults; training novice facilitators; promoting critical and creative thinking through dialogic argument.

The Philosophy Club