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Pre-College Philosophy in Sydney, Australia: A Whole School Approach

By Britta Jensen, Ph.D. We are pleased to share news from in Sydney, Australia, where we recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of both our state’s not-for-profit association, the Association for Philosophy in Schools NSW (PinS NSW) and the Federation of Asia- Pacific Philosophy in Schools Associations (FAPSA). At Newington College, an independent K-12 school in Pre-College Philosophy in Sydney, Australia: A Whole School Approach

Process > Product: Thoughts on How to Combat the Loser’s Blues

By Laurie Grady (HS English & Philosophy Teacher, Haverford Senior High School, PA) The concept of failure is so vast, so diverse, and so widespread, that it is impossible to examine comprehensively. Even within a limited scope, the abstruse and often formidable subject is one that most folks would like to avoid talking about–let alone Process > Product: Thoughts on How to Combat the Loser’s Blues

Philosophy in & Beyond the Classroom

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By Mark Sanders (University of North Carolina Charlotte) I have been teaching a Philosophy of Education class at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte every fall for the past five years.  The class examines the role Philosophy should have in education and should more properly be titled Philosophy of and in Education. At the Philosophy in & Beyond the Classroom

Spring Zoom Classes for Young People

Spring registration is now open for our online classes for students ages 8-16. These interactive classes, run by experienced philosophy instructors, explore some of life’s big questions, including topics such as friendship and loneliness, the treatment of animals, boredom and creativity, the environment, identity, and happiness. We use books, videos, games, and thought experiments to Spring Zoom Classes for Young People

Splendor of Gender? Gen Z’s Perspectives on Changing the Meaning of Gender

On February 17, 2022, in collaboration with the American Philosophical Association (APA), PLATO co-hosted a panel discussion on Splendor of Gender? Gen Z’s Perspectives on Changing the Meaning of Gender. The panel featured sixhigh school students from around the country, all of whom are members of PLATO’s Student Advisory Council: Charles de BelloyCharlie is a Splendor of Gender? Gen Z’s Perspectives on Changing the Meaning of Gender

Biennial Seminar for Educators at the AAPT Conference

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It was a multifaceted experience, rich enough to incur a serious debriefing on the participant’s part.  The balance between one’s exposure to professional philosophers/professors and  PLATO’s own work was a rich experience that inspired one’s professional development and helped in a very personal manner: to come to a better appreciation of philosophy in a historically Biennial Seminar for Educators at the AAPT Conference

Public Philosophy, Education, and Social Justice Webinar

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Public Philosophy, Education, and Social Justice Webinar Join us on Thursday, February 10th, 2022 at 7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific for a webinar Public Philosophy, Education, and Social Justice, co-sponsored in collaboration by PLATO, the Public Philosophy Network (PPN), and the Kegley Institute of Ethics. The fourth in a series of PLATO webinars, this event will feature an Public Philosophy, Education, and Social Justice Webinar

PLATO’s Funding Program

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In 2016, recognizing the importance of greater access to philosophy for all adults, youth, and children, as well as the scarcity of funds available for philosophy programs, PLATO developed a funding program. Since that time, PLATO has funded a wide range of innovative philosophy programs with the aim of broadening philosophy’s reach around the United States. PLATO’s Funding Program