Call for Proposals, "Philosophy in Schools Project," 5/28-6/3/2016, Calgary, Canada

Announcing a call for proposals from the Canadian Philosophy Association’s “Philosophy in the Schools Project” session at the Annual Conference of the Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Canada: Congress 2016.  The conference is to be held May 28-June 3 at the edge of the Canadian Rocky Mountains in beautiful Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Philosophy in the Schools: Making it Explicit

Philosophy already exists in the hidden curriculum of our schools. Each school day, teachers and students make and investigate claims about what’s the case, how we know, and what we should do.

This session investigates ways that the philosophical dimensions of schools can be made explicit and explored in the contexts of pre-university education. Sample topics might discuss the practices of high school philosophy courses, philosophical dimensions of ‘non’-philosophical courses, philosophical elements in teacher education, political action to establish philosophy curricula, explorations of ethical questions regarding race, class, gender in schooling, etc.

Presentations in either of Canada’s official languages are encouraged.

To submit a proposal, send an abstract outlining your intended 20 minute presentation, no more than 500 words in length to:  Abstracts should include the following information:

  • Title of presentation
  • Corresponding author’s name and affiliation
  • Names of any co-authors and affiliations
  • Abstract of 100 words or less
  • 400-word summary of proposed presentation not including references

The deadline to submit a proposal is: Friday, March 11th, 2016 @ 11:59pm ET. The session is scheduled for Sunday, May 29, 2016 from 2:00pm to 5:30pm

Contact: Nicolas Tanchuk
CPA Philosophy in the School Project PhD Student
Philosophy and Education,
Columbia University
Teachers College
525 West 121st Street
New York, New York

Call for Proposals, "Philosophy in Schools Project," 5/28-6/3/2016, Calgary, Canada

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