The Netherlands: International Summer Workshop with Philip Cam -2013 Aug 12-14

Aug 12-14 2013


International workshop with Philip Cam 2013

Engaging Children with Philosophy

a view from

Down Under


Organized by

  • The Center of Philosophical Education (Latvia),
  • Centrum Kinderfilosofie Nederland
  • EPIC International Consultants

3rd international summer workshop with

Dr. Philip Cam (Australia)

 12-14 August 2013

Hooge Zwaluwe, The Netherlands

This is a unique opportunity to meet one of the most experienced authorities of Philosophy with Children (PwC) in the world and to learn about PwC tradition in Australia. ‘Down Under is coming to High Swallow’. Australia is one of the few countries where Philosophy with children has a stable place in the curriculum of Primary schools.

In the workshop you will learn about practical and theoretical principles of philosophical community of inquiry, conceptual exploration with children, philosophical toolkit, constructing supporting materials for philosophical inquiry.

Date and time: Monday August 12 at 10.a.m. till Wednesday August 14 at 3 p.m. After that informal closing.

 Place: Raadhuisstraat 24 A, 4927 AN Hooge Zwaluwe, The Netherlands

 Dr Philip Cam is Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Humanities at the University of New South Wales. He was educated at the University of Adelaide and at the University of Oxford, where he obtained a DPhil in Philosophy. Philip is an international authority on philosophy in schools who has been a pioneer in introducing philosophy into schools in Australia. He has run workshops in many countries and his work has been widely translated. His latest book project is Philosophy Park, a history of philosophy for children written in story form, to be published this year by the Australian Council for Educational Research Press.

Philip is President of the Federation of Australasian Philosophy in Schools Associations and was for many years President of the Asia-Pacific Philosophy Education Network for Democracy, for which he edited, in association with UNESCO, a series of books on philosophy, democracy, education and human values. He has worked on documents on Ethical Behaviour for the Australian National Curriculum, and in 2010 was commissioned to develop and deliver an ethics pilot for public schools, which led to ethics being offered as an alternative to religious instruction.

Books in PwC:

Thinking Stories 1: Philosophical Inquiry for Children (Sydney: Hale & Iremonger, 1993).

Thinking Stories 2: Philosophical Inquiry for Children (Sydney: Hale & Iremonger, 1994).

Thinking Together: Philosophical Inquiry for the Classroom (Sydney: Hale & Iremonger, 1995).

Thinking Stories 3: Philosophical Inquiry for Children (Sydney: Hale & Iremonger, 1997).

Twister, Quibbler, Puzzler Cheat (Sydney: Hale & Iremonger, 1998).

Twenty Thinking Tools: Collaborative Inquiry for the Classroom (Melbourne: ACER Press, 2006).

Philosophy with Young Children -A Classroom Handbook (Canberra: Australian Curriculum Studies Association, 2007).

Sophia’s Question (Sydney: Hale & Iremonger, 2011)

Teaching Ethics in Schools (Melbourne: ACER Press, 2012).

Philosophy Park (Melbourne: ACER Press, forthcoming 2013).

Visit (links):      Dr Phil’s Philosophy Page (Facebook)


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