Resources

Our Resources section contains a range of materials about the practice and theory of doing Philosophy with young people, as well as general Philosophy references of use to educators and students.

The journal Critical & Creative Thinking was for many years published under the auspices of FAPSA. Dedicated to both scholarly and practical issues related to philosophy in schools, the journal is available in the collections of Australian universities with an interest in philosophy education. You can view an index of every issue published, and download an order form.

Other journals and magazines of interest are also introduced here. An extensive list of classroom books and resources have been selected here for their quality and practical value to teachers engaged in communities of inquiry and philosophy subjects at all year levels. For those interested in the theoretical underpinnings of philosophy with children, as well as some of the broader social and ethical issues addressed by the movement, our list of academic books provides a good starting point, with an emphasis on Australian contributions.

We also present a collection of websites offering ideas for classroom activities. In addition, this section provides links to blogs about the practice of doing Philosophy with young people, as well as a range of useful and entertaining podcasts and online guides to Philosophy, and an overview of other organisations – both Australasian and international – supporting Philosophy in schools or related activities. From time to time, the news media reports on Philosophy in schools, and interesting media articles are collated here.