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    The Federation of Australasian Philosophy in Schools Associations is an umbrella organisation supporting the interests of its nine affiliated Associations. Through professional development and advocacy initiatives, FAPSA seeks to enrich and expand philosophy education in primary and secondary schools in Australasia.

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FAPSA – the Australasian Home of Philosophy in Schools

FAPSA is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes philosophy in schools in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.

2017 P.E.S.A. Conference

The Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia (PESA) will be held 1-5 December 2017 at The Crowne Plaza (Honeysuckle) in Newcastle, Australia. On Friday 1st December 2017 a pre-conference Public Panel Discussion “Why Teach Philosophy or Ethics In Schools?” will be held. Joe Gelonesi, the ABC Radio National presenter from The Philosopher’s Zone will facilitate the recorded […]


National Curriculum

There is a strong case for including Philosophy in the Australian National Curriculum. Philosophy will make a pre-eminent contribution to students’ general capabilities. Philosophy education promotes critical thinking, insightful questioning, reasoned argument, metacognitive reflection and problem-solving skills, as well as improving students’ social competence and self-management. Read our argument in full in Philosophy in the […]



The Philosothon is an event that encourages high school students to investigate ethical and other philosophical questions in the context of ‘communities of inquiry’. See our Philosothon page for more information.