Philosophy and the School: Challenges and Opportunities

University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
May 24-25, 2018

The conference marks the establishment of the PaSCO Network
Register for the conference here. Deadline is April 1.

Preliminary program

9.30-10.00 Arrival and coffee
10.00-10.15 Welcome and practical info
10.15-11.45 Keynote: Jana Mohr Lone, Univ. of Washington
11.45-12.45 Lunch
12.45-14.15 Parallel sessions/workshops: 2 X 45 min 
14.15-14.45 Coffee
14.45-16.15 Keynote: Peter Worley, The Philosophy Foundation
15.15-15.30 Break
15.30-17.00 Keynote: Karin Murris, Univ. of Cape Town
18.30 Conference dinner (separate registration needed)

8.30-9.00 Coffee
9.00-10.30 Keynote: Egle Säre, Univ. of Tartu
10.30-10.45 Break
10.45-12.15 Parallel sessions/workshops: 2 x 45 min
12.15-13.15 Lunch
13.15-14.45 Keynote: Alina Reznitskaya, Montclair State Univ.
14.45-15.00 Coffee
15.00-16.00 Panel session and wrap up

Please note that the conference precedes the 2018 SOPHIA  Network Meeting on May 26-27.

About the conference

International research on Philosophy with Children is rich in discussions and approaches, yet important questions regarding practical issues and research methods remain to be addressed. The conference will focus on such questions concerning the opportunities and challenges of Philosophy with Children.

Among the opportunities are countering inequality in education and contributing to professional development of teachers. Both have been suggested in research, but have not yet been studied systematically. Among the challenges are ethical considerations and obstacles pertaining to empirical studies of philosophical activities and their effects.

Please note that the PaSCO conference precedes the 2018 SOPHIA Network Meeting on 26th and 27th of May.

The conference is generously supported by Carlsbergfondet and Uddannelses- og Forskningsministeriet.


Call for papers

We invite proposals for presentation at the conference. The topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Ethical considerations regarding Philosophy with Children
  • Research in effects of Philosophy with Children
  • Philosophy with Children and minority students
  • Quality standards of Philosophy with Children

Length: 300-500 words


Deadline: March 1

Response: before April 1

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