Resources for Teachers

  As of 2018 published research in Philosophy for Children is being indexed in, a free, comprehensive, searchable bibliography of philosophy maintained by the world community of philosophers. Many items are available as full-text downloads, while some are only referenced.

Click here for an overview of the entire subarea.

A committee of ICPIC scholars has been approved to edit P4C research in the following 13 topics:

The bibliographies now being assembled under these topics are an invaluable resource for anyone doing original research in P4C, wanting to read up on some aspect of P4C theory, history or practice, or looking for new ideas for practicing P4C.

There are three ways you can be involved in this project:

(1) Create a personal account at

User accounts are not compulsory, and you can browse PhilPapers listings without one. But creating an account enables many useful functions, including personal reading lists and bibliographies, participation in the discussion forums, submission and editing of items, and much else. Every user has a profile page, which contains lists of the user’s own works and their areas of interest, among other things, and which can be made public or private as the user chooses. To create your PhilPapers account go here:


(2) Submit items (yours or someone else’s) to the index

You can submit journal articles, book chapters, books and other published resources to the PhilPapers database using the “Submit” menu. You can submit an item published in virtually any language, and you can either submit information about a published item, a link to an item hosted elsewhere, and/or (if you have the right to do so) you can submit a file containing the item itself. Note that PhilPapers is largely dedicated to professional-quality work in peer-reviewed academic philosophy, and editors reserve the right to reject any submissions. When you submit an item you should also indicate at least one and up to three of the 13 topics listed above, in which you think it belongs. Each of those topics is curated by an editor who will decide whether to accept the paper you submit into that category. For more information, see the Categorization Project page at PhilPapers.

(3) Serve as a topic editor.

All Philosophy for Children topic editor positions are currently filled, but there will likely be opportunities in the future to edit those and/or new topics, as this project grows. If you are interested in becoming a topic editor in the future, please send an email explaining your interest in, and experience with that topic to:

PhilPapers stipulates that the usual minimal qualification for being editor of a given category is to have published on the relevant topic. You can read more about the work of a PhilPapers editor here:

Also in this resources section of the website you will find 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.