ICPIC Biennial Essay Award Winner – 2016

natalie-fletcherICPIC Award for Excellence in Philosophy for Children.
Congratulations to Natalie Fletcher for her award winning paper: “diseñar un espacio para voces reflexivas. relacionar el ethos del zine con la indagación filosófica dirigida por jóvenes.” (published in Spanish). This, together with an English abstract: “Designing a space for thoughtful voices: Aligning the ethos of zines with youth-driven philosophical inquiry” Natalie’s paper is published in the current edition of the ICPIC Journal Childhood and Philosophy. A copy of the full paper in English will be posted upon publication.

Natalie M. Fletcher is a philosophical practitioner and researcher from Montreal, Canada, where she works as teaching faculty in the philosophy department at John Abbott College and as the founding director of Brila Youth Projects (www.brila.org), a registered educational charity that fosters multidimensional thinking and creativity in young people through philosophical dialogue and digital magazine production. She is currently pursuing interdisciplinary doctoral research at Concordia University, fusing the fields of ethics, political philosophy, dialogic pedagogy and aesthetics education. She is on the executive of the International Council of Philosophical Inquiry with Children and of the American Philosophical Association’s Committee on Pre-College Instruction in Philosophy. Her research has been published by Routledge, Rowman and Littlefield, Philosophical Inquiry in EducationAnalytic Teaching and Philosophical Praxis, and Childhood and Philosophy. She is currently editing a volume on philosophy for children from Canadian perspectives for McGill-Queens University Press.