2021 Asia Pacific Conference On Philosophy for Children

New Approaches and Directions

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A Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the foundation of PCYNAP
30th and 31st Oct 2021

Hosted by

Jing Hengyi School of Education, 

The Chair of Collaborative Office of CIPSH in Hangzhou Normal University,

and Philosophy for Children and Youth Network in the Asia Pacific.

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The Philosophy with Children and Youth Network for Asia and the Pacific (PCYNAP) met for the first time at the 15th ICPIC held in Jinju Korea in July 2011. In 2020 we began a renewed effort to build the network resulting in a number of joint projects, including the foundation of a reading group and a Children’s International discussion Circle, and we now proudly announce this Conference celebrating the tenth anniversary of PCYNAP. Our aim is to consolidate our efforts to date, so we can move forward together with the wonderful work we are doing preparing our students to meet the challenges of life in the 21st Century.  We hope you will join us in this venture.

The Conference will draw together a wide range of eminent Asian-Pacific scholars and practitioners in the field of Philosophy for/with Children (P4wC) to provide not only an historical account of the journey to date, but to create opportunities to reflect on the insights and experiences of the practitioners/authors within the varied cultural contexts of the network.   We will showcase the diversity of the P4wC models which have evolved in the Asia-Pacific region, providing a platform for researchers and practitioners to tell their stories in their own cultural contexts.  We will celebrate and strengthen our connections with the international associations IAPC, ICPIC, CIPSH and FAPSA.  We will establish new opportunities for collaboration within the network, including the publication of a practitioner’s handbook, research projects and a Routledge publication

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUBMIT AN EXPRESSION OF INTEREST TO PRESENT

Please send follow the link and provide your details for review by the scientific committee by 20th Sep.

KEY NOTE SPEAKERS WILL INCLUDE REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE FOLLOWING ORGANISATIONS

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CIPSH: UNESCO

Ping-chen Hsiung and Lincoln Gao
International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences. http://www.cipsh.net/htm

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IAPC

Maughn Gregory and Megan Laverty
Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children https://www.montclair.edu/iapc

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ICPIC

Arie Kizel and Tetsuya Kono
International Council of Philosophical Inquiry with Children https://www.icpic.org/

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PCYNAP

Rainier Ibana and Jinwhan Park
Philosophy for Children and Youth Network in the Asia Pacific www.Pcynap.net

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FAPSA

Janette Poulton
Federation of Asia Pacific Philosophy in School Associations www.fapsa.org.au

Keynote Presenters

Prof. Pingchen Hsiung

"Back to the Future? Connecting Children with Philosophies Today and from the Past "

Prof. Ping-chen Hsiung, is the current secretary-general and executive committee member of CIPSH (Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences), founder and president of Asian New Humanities Net (ANHN) , CIPSH Chair of New Humanities in University of California at Irvine, UNESCO chair on Humanities Cultural Landscape Management at Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, distinguished Professor in Residence and Director of Global Humanities Initiative, Hang Seng University of Hong Kong and distinguished professor of Hangzhou Normal University in China.

Prof. Tetsuya Kono

"Citizenship and P4C Development in the Aftermath of the Disasters"

Dean of the College of Arts Professor of the Department of Education at Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan PhD (philosophy), Keio University, Tokyo, Japan He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Keio University. His main research interests lie in phenomenology, philosophy of mind, and philosophical psychology. He is also concerned in environmental philosophy and environmental education. He has been practicing philosophy with children in primary and secondary schools as well as philosophy cafes for adults for many years. He is teaching philosophy of education, moral education, special need education in the department of education of Rikkyo University. Major publications (books, all in Japanese): Philosophical Picture Book for Children: What is Moral? (2019), Everything Will Revert to Wild Someday (2016), Phenomenology of the Environment (2016), Phenomenology of Body and Special Needs Education (2015), Phenomenology of Boundaries (2014), Introduction to Philosophy for Children (2014), Consciousness doesn’t Exist (2011), The Ecological Self (2011), Re-questioning the Concept of Morality (2011), etc. Director of Philosophical Association of Japan, Philosophy of Science Society, Japanese Society for Philosophical Practice, Editorial board of the Journal of Environmental Ethics etc.

Dr. Arie Kizel

"The Facilitator's Challenges in a Philosophical Community of Inquiry"

Dr. Arie Kizel is a professor of philosophy of education at the department of learning and instructional sciences at the faculty of education in the University of Haifa (Israel). Since 2019 he serves as the president of the International Council of Philosophical Inquiry with Children (ICPIC). Prof. Kizel is a member of the advisory board of the UNESCO Chair, “Practice of Philosophy with Children” (promoting international interuniversity cooperation and networking to enhance institutional capacities through knowledge-sharing and collaborative work). He was the head of the Israeli-German Commission for Schoolbooks (2010 – 2015). His academic areas of research and writing are philosophy of education, philosophy for/with children, research of textbooks and curriculum and research of narrative of social groups.

Megan Jane Laverty

"Ann Margaret Sharp, Gareth B. Matthews, & Matthew Lipman: contesting what really matters in children’s philosophy."

Megan Jane Laverty is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. She teaches graduate courses on philosophy of education, ethics and education, and aesthetics and education. Her primary research interests are: the history of philosophy of education; moral philosophy and its significance for education; and philosophy with children and adolescents in schools. She is the author of Iris Murdoch’s Ethics: A Consideration of her Romantic Vision (Bloomsbury, 2007) and the editor of two pre-college philosophy textbooks with Oxford University Press. She co-edits the Philosophy for Children Founders Series (Routledge) with Maughn Rollins Gregory, which includes, In Community of Inquiry with Ann Margaret Sharp: Philosophy, Childhood, and Education (2017), Gareth B. Matthews, The Child’s Philosopher (2022), and Matthew Lipman and the Educational Role of Philosophy (forthcoming). She is co-editor, With David T. Hansen of the five-volume series A History of Western Philosophy of Education (Bloomsbury, 2021).

Maughn Rollins Gregory

"Ann Margaret Sharp, Gareth B. Matthews, & Matthew Lipman: contesting what really matters in children’s philosophy"

Maughn Rollins Gregory is Professor of Educational Foundations at Montclair State University (USA), where he succeeded Matthew Lipman as the director of the Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children in 2001. He publishes and teaches in the areas of philosophy of education, philosophy for children, pragmatism, gender studies, and Socratic and contemplative pedagogies. He is co-editor of the Routledge International Handbook of Philosophy for Children (Routledge 2017) and, with Megan Laverty, the Routledge series Philosophy for Children Founders. He has edited a number of special journal issues on philosophy for children and is currently serving as the inaugural Research Coordinator for the International Council of Philosophical Inquiry with Children. He also serves as Vice President for Personnel / Grievance Officer for the American Federation of Teachers, Local 1904.

TO REGISTER AS A MEMBER OF PCYNAP

 

Please read the instructions below

If you live in the Asia Pacific region, then you may choose to register on the PCYNAP register.

To register as a member of PCYNAP please complete your details on this form:

Once you register with PCYNAP:

  1. You will learn about current p4c practices in the Asia Pacific region.
  2. You will have opportunity to share and improve your p4c practice with others working in the Asia Pacific region.
  3. You will be supported in forming/joining regional networks.
  4. You may nominate children to join the PCYNAP Children’s Circle.
  5. You may submit an expression of interest to deliver a PCYNAP Master class.
  6. You may pay reduced fees at PCYNAP Conferences.
  7. You may enrol in a course on English communication skills for p4c facilitators on the international stage.
  8. Your information will be available to people who have been approved on the register.
  9. Your information will otherwise be kept confidential and only shared with your consent.
  10. Any unauthorised use, or sharing of the contents with any third party, is expressly prohibited.