2018 FAPSA Conference

The Future of Philosophy in Schools

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What was once called Philosophy for/with Children (P4C), now known as Philosophy in Schools incorporates philosophical inquiry in the classroom, reflective education and Socratic dialogue through the use of the Community of Inquiry (CoI) methodology.

The biennial FAPSA Conference will be held in beautiful, historic Fremantle, Western Australia at The University of Notre Dame Australia July 9 – 11, 2018.

The Conference theme asks: What is the Future of Philosophy in Schools?


WorleyPractitioner Expert Peter Worley CEO & Co-founder The Philosophy Foundation (UK) will demonstrate best practice alongside other facilitators of P4C for early childhood, primary and high school aged students. Peter will run a PD session with teachers at a one-day In Action Day held at Hale school on Monday 9 July 2018.


michael handProfessor Michael Hand is Professor of Philosophy of Education at the University of Birmingham (UK). He works in the areas of moral, political, religious and philosophical education. His books include A Theory of Moral Education (Routledge, 2017), Patriotism in Schools (Wiley, 2011), Philosophy in Schools (Bloomsbury, 2008) and Is Religious Education Possible? (Bloomsbury, 2006).


LynchProfessor Sandra Lynch is Director of the Institute for Ethics and Society and Professor of Philosophy at The University of Notre Dame Australia (Sydney Campus). Sandy is a moral philosopher, with expertise in applied and professional ethics, ethics and values education, the constitution of the self, friendship, critical thinking, and the intersection of philosophy an literature

Final FAPSA 2018 Program



Conference Registration Fees:

FULL      non-members:     $300 (Tues & Wed, UNDA Campus)

FULL      members:    $250

FULL students / unwaged: $150

One Day waged:     $160 (Tues OR Wed, UNDA Campus) students / unwaged: $80 

In Action Day (Mon 9 July, 2018, Hale School, Wembley Downs). One set fee (covers cost of refreshments and lunch): $25

Conference dinner on Wed 11 July at 7pm at Char Char Bull Restaurant with views overlooking the beautiful Fremantle Harbour (walking distance from the conference venue). 3 course meal (caters for dietary requirements) plus wine, beer and soft drinks $90 per person.


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The hotels listed below have offered preferential rates to delegates attending the conference. Since we are not block-booking rooms, the hotels are under no obligation to hold rooms at the quoted rates, particularly for last-minute bookings. We recommend that delegates contact the hotel of their choice as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. When contacting the hotel, remember to specify that you are attending the conference (see the individual instructions for each hotel).

Accommodation Options

Be Fremantle-

43 Mews Road

Fremantle WA 6160

Tel:  + 61 8 9430 3888     Email:

Book via website, email, or phone, and use the promotional code ‘FAPSA’ to obtain 20% off our rate-of-the-day for ‘Ocean View’ apartments plus 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom apartments, along with free on-site parking (offer excludes ‘Garden View’, ‘Harbour View’ 1-bedroom, and ‘Marina View’ 2-bedroom/2-bathroom apartments). See separate Fact Sheet.


Click here for a fact sheet-  Be Fremantle – Fact Sheet

Hougoumont Fremantle

15 Bannister Street

Fremantle, WA 6160

Tel: +61 8 6160 6800

Book directly by phone or email, and let them know you are attending the FAPSA conference at the University of Notre Dame, to secure the conference rate of $155 per night.

Quality Suites Fremantle

22 Bannister St

Fremantle WA 6160

Tel:  + 61 8 9435 1288

Book directly by phone or email, and let them know you are attending the FAPSA conference at the University of Notre Dame, to secure 10% off BAR* with rates starting at $229.00 per room per night.

*Best available rate: refers to publicly available rate (closed-user group, member or agent rates are excluded), and same conditions apply.

Quest Fremantle

8 Pakenham Street (corner of Short Street), Fremantle WA  6160

Tel: +61 8 9433 9400

Book directly by phone or email (Carmen Lee) and quote ‘FAPSA conference (The Future of Philosophy in Schools) 9-11 July 2018’ to secure your discounted Notre Dame Conference Stay Rates (see separate Rate Letter).


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