Past Conferences



2016 FAPSA Conference

FAPSAP4CNZ hosts the 2016 Federation of Australasian Philosophy in Schools Conference

“Philosophy Throughout the School Years”

18th and 19th of April, 2016

Te Wharewaka o Poneke, Wellington, New Zealand


The conference was followed by an “Action Day” for students at a local school on April 20th.

For a list of workshops and presentations offered at the conference, download the following document:

FAPSA CONFERENCE 2016 Preview of Presentations





The Federation of Australasian

Philosophy in Schools Associations

  2014 Conference


Philosophy’s Contribution to School Education

 7-8 July, 2014

Australian National University, Canberra 



Gilbert Burgh (University of Queensland) How should children practice philosophy?

Philip Cam (University of NSW) On philosophical narratives for children

Liz Fynes-Clinton (East Brisbane State School) Deep reflective thinking through collaborative philosophical inquiry

Lynne Hinton and Sharon Baird (Queensland University of Technology and Hillbrook Anglican School) Implementing philosophical inquiry at an independent secondary school: A measured approach

Britta Jensen (Marist College North Shore) Philosophy in the foreign language classroom

Winifred Lamb (Narrabundah College) The value of philosophy and its counter-cultural role in the senior high school curriculum

Christopher McCaw (The University High School, Melbourne) A bumpy start: First encounters with philosophy teaching, from an experiential perspective

Martyn Mills-Bayne and Virginia Kinnear (University of South Australia and Flinders University) Children’s use of justificatory language within and without the Community of Inquiry

Thom Robertson (Narrabundah College) The place of nature in a secondary philosophy curriculum

Rosie Scholl (Buranda State School) Engaging students in collaborative philosophical inquiry

Dan Smith (Serpell Primary School) Creating a toolbox for thinking – motivating philosophy and transforming school culture

Robert Stevens (NSW Department of Education and Communities) Cultivating flourishing in schools

Panel discussion What contribution can philosophy make to school education?



Downloadable forms below:


2014 program

Notes for Participants

Past conferences

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