Dr. Catherine C. McCall BA (Hons) MA TEFL MSc PhD FRSA – Bio

Director of EPIC , 1990 – present.

President of Stichting SOPHIA: The European Foundation for Doing Philosophy with Children 1995 – 2013, Dr. McCall trained as a Philosopher at Trinity College and Manchester University and as a Psychologist at the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology . In 1984 she pioneered the practise of philosophising with young children in the USA, and from 1985- 86 whilst a Professor in Montclair USA, she introduced Philosophy for Children to the UK, Eire, France, and Spain through a series of International Training Workshops. She was appointed as the External Expert to the Government in Values and Character Education for the Sate of New Jersey, USA 1985-86. The 1990 BBC documentary “Socrates for Six year olds” featured Dr. McCall’s Community of Philosophical Inquiry [CoPI] work with young children in the USA. In 1990 Dr. McCall created M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in Philosophical Inquiry at Glasgow University.

On Feb 5th 2005 Dr. McCall presented the CoPI method to the Scottish Parliament. On Oct. 14th 2011, Dr. McCall will chair a day of celebrations marking 21 years of EPIC in Scotland.

She has been a Visiting Professor at: The Sorbonne; The Technical University of Barcelona; The University of South Carolina, USA; The Polish Academy of Sciences; Malta University; The Continuing Education University of Iceland; The University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Through EPIC,  Dr. McCall has been a Philosophy Consultant for: IBM; Scottish Business in the Community; The Transmissions Gallery;  Corton Vale Prison; Grampian Health Care Trust; Scottish Enterprise; The Lighthouse; VEFO (Belgium). She is currently the Philosophy Consultant with The Glasgow Academy, East Renfrewshire Council.

(See Dr. McCall’s  full CV)


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