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Sep 2015

Reflecting oneself in the world: – 03/09/2015 - 04/09/2015 at All Day

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Reflecting oneself in the world: Cosmopolitanism for Inclusion
Conference: PEACE project (Philosophical Enquiry for Advancing Cosmopolitan Education)
University of Naples Federico II, Corso Umberto 1, Naples, Italy. September 3rd -4th 2015

This conference is the final conference of the PEACE project – Philosophical Enquiry for the Advancement of Cosmopolitan Education. The emphasis of the PEACE project is on designing, testing and validating a new P4C curriculum focused on cosmopolitan engagement and intercultural dialogue. PEACE will impact on educational practices, by giving educators specialized professional development, new teaching strategies and materials, and by improving the reasoning and relational skills of children. The conference focuses on the concept of Cosmopolitanism, as it informs the project and as is realized through education. Keynote speakers are two of the leading thinkers on Cosmopolitan Education and Critical Cosmopolitanism internationally: David Hansen, Teachers College, Columbia University, USA, and  Gerald Delanty, University of Sussex. Click here to see the draft program.


Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Young People's Philosophical Inquiry – 15/09/2015 at All Day

newIAPClogoCultural and Linguistic Diversity in Young People’s Philosophical Inquiry
American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, January 6-9, 2016
Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington D.C
The Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children (IAPC) calls for papers that explore the engagement of cultural and linguistic diversities in philosophical inquiry with young people, for the IAPC Symposium at the 112th Annual Meeting of the American Philosophical Association. The proceedings will be published as a book or a journal issue. For detailed description of the symposium theme, and important dates about submission and notification see this link for further details.


The Community of Philosophical Enquiry: Questions of Belief, Faith and Plurality – 19/09/2015 - 20/09/2015 at All Day

SAPERE LogoThe Community of Philosophical Enquiry: Questions of Belief, Faith and Plurality
Advanced P4C Seminar, Winchester University, UK. 
Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September 2015
This seminar takes as a starting point the idea that philosophical enquiry in community with people of all ages might enable people to speak and listen together in a way that promotes deeper understanding in a world where there is plurality. It brings together teacher practitioners, teacher educators and informal educators to engage collaboratively with ideas of philosophical practice and matters of belief and faith. This year’s guest speaker is Dr Jen Glaser who has pioneered work in this area and is a key figure in the International Philosophy for Children community. Our discussions will be chaired by Joanna Haynes, Associate Professor in Education Studies at Plymouth University and Patricia Hannam Hampshire County Inspector/Adviser for RE/History. For more information and expressions of interest in presenting at the seminar click here. Winchester Flyer 2015

Oct 2015

International Conference on Philosophy for Children – 15/10/2015 - 18/10/2015 at All Day

acpc_logo230 Jahre Kinderphilosophie in Österreich – Menschenrechte – Philosophie als Lebensform
“30 Years Philosophy for Children- Human Rights – Philosophy as Form of Life”
Karl-Franzens-Universität, Meerscheinschlößl, Mozartgasse 3, Graz/Austria (Österreich)
October 15-18, 2015  / 15. bis 18. Oktober 2015
Internationaler Kongress für Kinderphilosophie
Die zunehmenden globalen Konflikte, von Kontrasten  zwischen Wert- und Erkenntnisorientierung bis hin zu Weltanschauungen, bedeuten, sich neuen großen Herausforderungen zu stellen. Insbesondere auch im Spannungsfeld divergierender Kulturen zeigen sich Konflikte der Lebensformen – sie verweisen auf eine enge Koppelung zwischen Tatsachen des Lebens und der Vielfalt von Lebensformen,  Probleme interkultureller Verständigung und Kooperation. Zentral geht es um eine Neubestimmung der Relationen zwischen Chancen und Gefahren im 21. Jahrhundert. Anliegen des Kongresses ist es, die Vielfalt der Lebensformen zu entdecken, den interkulturellen und interdisziplinären Dialog und den Austausch zwischen den verschiedenen philosophischen Ansätzen und Theorien im Kontext der heutigen Welt zu fördern.  Further Information: Click here (German)   Anmeldeformular_2015
International Conference for Philosophy for Children: Many parts of the world are immersed in conflict, whose causes include differences ranging from core values and cognitive orientations to knowledge, belief and faith. This precarious situation confronts us with major new challenges. Wildly divergent views of what it means to live a worthwhile life are exacerbated often by an inability to understand and respect the Other. How can we learn to value and appreciate diversity? A fundamental concern of the conference is to reflect on the diversity of ways of life and enhance intercultural and interdisciplinary dialogue and exchange among various philosophical approaches and theories in the context of today’s world. For further information click here (English)  Registration forms: Registration Form_2015_conference,


International Post Conference Workshop in Philosophy for Children – 18/10/2015 - 20/10/2015 at All Day

acpc_logo2International Post Conference Workshop in Philosophy for Children
Karmeliterhof (Karmeliterplatz 2),  Graz/Austria; Oct. 18-20, 2015
This is a unique opportunity to meet three of the most experienced experts of Philosophy for Children. Dr. Laurance Splitter (Australia), Dr. Maughn Gregory (Montclair/USA), Dr. Daniela G. Camhy (Graz/Austria), During this workshop participants will experience and practice facilitating a “Community of Philosophical Inquiry” with adults, cultivate a “philosophical ear” by learning to recognize philosophical dimensions of experience and philosophical issues in texts and practice using Philosophy for Children curriculum materials.
For further information click here.       Registration form is here:


Nov 2015

Building Character in the Changing World with Philosophy for Children – 19/11/2015 at 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

SAPERE LogoBuilding Character in the Changing World with Philosophy for Children (P4C)
Goodenough College, Mecklenburgh Square, Bloomsbury, London,WC1N 2AB, Thurs. 19th Nov. 2015 9am to 3.30pm
The conference will explore P4C and Self-Regulation strategies in schools. It will appeal to all those who have engaged with P4C, and those with an interest in non-cognitive benefits. Mick Waters, the former Director of Curriculum at the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA), will be the keynote speaker. For further details click here.


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