ICPIC Conference 2013, Capetown, South Africa

2013 ICPIC Conference: Thinking and Reasoning – in & beyond the Curriculum

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 30/08/2013 - 02/09/2013
All Day

Location
University of Cape Town

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The XVI ICPIC 2013 conference will examine the theory and practice of philosophy with children for all phases of schooling as well informal educational contexts. How can philosophical perspectives benefit education? How can other educational research contribute to teaching thinking and reasoning, particularly in the mainstream curriculum subjects: information technology, literacy, mathematics, sciences, life skills/orientation, the arts, drama, citizenship, physical and moral education?

*Conference Registration and Registration for Pre- and Post- Conference Workshops now open!!*

Important Dates

  • 1 August 2012: First Announcement and Call for Abstracts
  • 3 September 2012: Second Announcement and Call for Abstracts
  • 1 October 2012: Due date for One‐Page Abstracts
  • 5 November 2012: Third Announcement
  • 10 December 2012: Notice of Approved Abstracts
  • 8 April 2013: Due date of Complete Papers
  • 6 May 2013: Fourth Announcement of Conference
  • 28 June 2013: Deadline reviews papers
  • 1 July 2013: Final Announcement and Accepted Papers posted on website
  • 26-29 August 2013: Pre-conference Philosafari
  • 30 Aug-2 Sept 2013: ICPIC Conference
  • 3 Sept-6 Sept 2013: Post-conference

This bi-annual, non-profit-making event for delegates worldwide offers a unique opportunity for teachers, principals, parents, social workers, psychologists and students to meet, present and discuss their practice and research together with established scholars and experienced practitioners.

The XVI ICPIC 2013 conference will examine the theory and practice of philosophy with children for all phases of schooling as well informal educational contexts. How can philosophical perspectives benefit education? How can other educational research contribute to teaching thinking and reasoning, particularly in the mainstream curriculum subjects: information technology, literacy, mathematics, sciences, life skills/orientation, the arts, drama, citizenship, physical and moral education?

Conference topics will focus within school and university curricula, as well as the ethical-political dimensions behind these curricula. These go beyond formal educational contexts and explore informal contexts.

  • Curriculum relevance of philosophical enquiry
  • Knowledge, reason, emotion and imagination
  • Ethics, morality (e.g. habits of mind), citizenship
  • Constructions of childhood and adulthood
  • Children as researchers/enquirers
  • Identity, the self, and subjectivity
  • Community in and outside the classroom
  • Contexts such as gender, race, age, appearance, economics
  • Aesthetic and physical environments (e.g.architexture)
  • Organisation of space and time
  • Concept knowledge and pedagogy
  • Resources for teaching thinking (txt as well as text)\

Keynote speakers include:

  • Prof Mary Metcalfe
  • Prof Pam Christie
  • Dr Edwin Etiejibo
  • Prof Nadia Kennedy
  • Dr Kerryn Dixon
  • Prof Joanna Haynes
  • Prof Walter Kohan

Apart from many opportunities to engage dialogically with keynote and paper presentations, practical workshops and poster presentations, we will also visit the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and do some rigorous thinking during an African supper (‘diner pensant’). One evening is reserved for the enjoyment and celebration of African music and dance, and there will be visual treats through picturebooks artwork and a photo exhibition of children in schools in South Africa. Further options include a four-day pre-conference ‘philo-safari’, and a four-day post-conference training workshop in advanced philosophy with children, facilitated by international experts.

The review process will consist of an initial review of one-page abstracts, followed by a peer review by international experts of the complete papers. These papers will be available to registered delegates on the conference website 6-8 weeks beforehand, to facilitate more fruitful questions and discussion during the conference itself. The conference proceedings will publish selected papers. The conference starts Friday evening at 4.00pm and ends Monday lunchtime.

Special arrangements have been made to accommodate international delegates at the conference in All Africa House, which is within walking distance (www.accommodation.uct.ac.za/aah/). Guesthouses next to the ocean have been reserved for the pre- and post-conference workshops. Many other guesthouses within walking distance are available for all delegates. Visits to local schools can be arranged before or after the conference. Conference fees will be publicised in September.

Further information: http://icpic.cmc-uct.co.za/

Organising Committee:

  • Prof Karin Murris School of Education University of Cape Town
  • Prof Lena Green School of Education University of Western Cape
  • Ms Tania van Eden Deputy Principal Holy Rosary School Johannesburg
  • Ms Polly Saul Volunteer coordinator Masiphumelele P4C project Cape Town
  • Ms Cathy Fry School Leadership Organisation, Townships Johannesburg
  • Ms Theresa Giorza Arts Education Lecturer Masters coordinator P4C (Wits)
  • Ms Avril Cummins Drama teacher Roedean School Johannesburg
  • Dr Edwin Etiejebo Lecturer Philosophy Department Masters P4C (Wits)
  • Ms Sumaya Babamia Speech and Language Therapist & Lecturer (Wits)
  • Ms Monique Sheldon Lecturer Foundation Division (Wits)
  • Ms Monica Baart Art Teacher Holy Rosary School Johannesburg

Conference Planners and Administrators:

UCT Conference Management Centre
Belinda Chapman, Conference Co‐ordinator
Tel: +27 (0) 21 406 6381
Fax: +27 (0) 21 448 6263
Email: belinda.chapman@uct.ac.za
Web: www.cmc.uct.ac.za