2018 FAPSA Conference

The Future of Philosophy in Schools


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

Email 600-800 word abstracts for 25 min papers, 50 minute symposiums or 1hr workshops stating author(s), affiliation(s) and short bios to Dr Laura D’Olimpio, conference convener, on by Monday 29 January 2018. Website:


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


Click here for the conference flyer


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