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 and literature


Call For Papers: FAPSA 2018 Conference: The Future of Philosophy in Schools

We have extended the call for papers for the 2018 FAPSA Conference. The extended deadline for submissions – for 25 minute papers or 50 minute workshops – is Monday 19 February 2018. No further abstracts will be considered after this date. Please email your abstract (600-800 words), title, and short bio to 

If you have not received a reply from the conference convener saying that your abstract has been received, please re-send it.

If you do not hear back about your abstract by Wednesday 14 March, please email the conference convener on

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 

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