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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.

In memoriam: Dr Alan Saunders, FAPSA Patron

FAPSA is shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Dr Alan Saunders, Patron of FAPSA and well-known philosopher and broadcaster, who died of pneumonia in hospital on 15th June 2012. Alan served as Patron of FAPSA since early 2011. He delivered the keynote address at the VAPS Conference ‘Dare to Think’ in June 2011. […]


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.