The Federation of Asia-Pacific Philosophy in Schools Associations is the peak body for philosophy teachers in the Asia-Pacific region. We are a member organisation of the International Council of Philosophy with Children (ICPIC), whose principles and values guide our work.
We develop the standards and courses for teachers to teach Philosophy in the Classroom (P4C) across Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore. Through professional development and advocacy initiatives, F.A.P.S.A. seeks to enrich and expand philosophy education in primary and secondary schools across our regions.
FAPSA 2022 MasterClass Webinar Series
An exciting series of seminars presented by experienced P4wC professionals and leaders.
Find out more and book a session today!
What is P4C?
Philosophy for Children is a worldwide movement that applies the skills of philosophy, such a reasoning, critical thinking and ethical thinking to all educational settings. P4C teachers also bring the lessons of the different schools of philosophy to their classrooms to enrich the entire curriculum. Students are empowered through dialogue and challenged to think more critically and effectively. P4C is a powerful pedagogy that can benefit every classroom.
The 2022 Philosophical Community of Education Course Guidelines
We are pleased to launch the guidelines for all three courses accredited by FAPSA.
- Introductory Course
- Advanced Practice Course
- Teacher Educator Course
Download the document here: Accredited Course Guidelines Booklet
Professional Learning Opportunities
Online Webinar Series for Teachers 2022
FAPSA has developed an ongoing series of 1.5 hour webinars for teachers as any stage of their practice. Get a taste for P4C or build on your skills with our in-depth training and mentoring sessions.
To become a Philosophy for Children (P4C) teacher FAPSA has certified a series of courses that are delivered by our regional members. They are;
- Introductory Philosophy in Education – Learn how to teach P4C
- Advanced Philosophy in Education – Learn how to develop your own materials
- Teacher-educator Training – Learn how to train other teachers