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  • Columbia University - Teachers College, NYC. Tuesday, June 28 – Wednesday, June 29, 2011



  • October 15-18: The Austrian Center of Philosophy with Children http://www.kinderphilosophie.at held the International Conference "Creativity-Thinking-Philosophy" in Graz, Austria.
  • February 11-13: "The Art of Thinking: 2009 Conference of the International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology" in Cape Town, South Africa (contact Jolandi Ackermann:Jolandi.Ackerman@uct.ac.az
  • January 3-11: 12th International P4C Conference/Workshop in San Cristóbal, México; Conference theme: "From Child to Adolescent as a Critical Thinker"


  • Spring 2008 IAPC Newsletter
  • Tuesday, December 2, 11:00 - 1:00: IAPC Meeting
  • November 28: "Philosophy, philosophy are you there? Doing philosophy with children," Symposium, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece, under the auspices of Greek National Committee of UNESCO
  • November 20: World Philosophy Day
  • November 12, 2:00: Emily Klein: "The challenge of going to scale with new school school designs," Educational Foundations Colloquium, 2160 University Hall
  • October 26, 3:00-5:00: Celebration of Lipman Autobiography "A Life Teaching Thinking," Green Hill Housing, West Orange
  • March 21-24: AACS Seventh Annual Meeting, Teachers College
  • January 3-11: 11th International P4C Conference/Workship in San Cristóbal, México; Conference theme: "From Child to Adolescent as a Critical Thinker"


  • October 9:Socratic Athletica! Philosophy of Sports Day at Yogi Berra Museum
  • July 2, 1:00-2:30: Philosophy for Children Colloquium Series: "Robotics and Philosophy in the classroom" by Gunter Heim
  • June 4-7" XIII Bi-Annual Conference of ICPIC: "Phiosophical Inquiry with Children: A Meeting Point between Cultures and Identities," at the Melton Centre for Jewish Education, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Post-conference seminar June 10-11th: "Exploring Connections: Philosophy for Children and Jewish Studies."
  • May 10, 2007, 5:30-7:00: Philosophy for Children Colloquium Series: "The Past, Present and Future of Teaching Logic" by Raymundo Morado
  • March 22, 5:30-7:00 p.m.: Philosophy for Children Colloquium Series: "Adam Smith's Philosophy of Education," by Dr. Jack Russell Weinstein
  • Tenth International P4C Conference/Workshop in San Cristóbal, México, January 3-11, 2007. Conference theme:"The Community of Inquiry and Intercultural Understanding"
  • Philosophy for Children: An Introductory Workshop January 12, 9:00-3:30 at the University Children's Center


  • Fall 2006 IAPC Newsletter
  • December 7, 5:30-7:00: Multiculturalism, Extreme Poverty and Philosophy for Children", by Dr. Elena Maria Madrid, University Hall, Room 1010
  • November 9, 5:30-7:00: Mindful Teaching", P4c Colloquium by Dr. David Lee Keiser, University Hall, Room 1010
  • September 28, 5:30-7:30p.m.: "Children don't need to prepare for democracy, they need to practice it!" IAPC Colloquium with Dr. Gilbert Burgh, The University of Queensland, Australia
  • September 4-7: "Filosofía Para Niñnos y Niñas: Conferencia / Taller para promover el pensamiento crítico y reflexivo en las poblaciones infantiles," Universidad Estatal a Distancia, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Spring 2006 Newsletter
  • February 2006: P4C & Rationality in the New World: An interview with MAtthew Lipman & Ann Margaret Sharp, online at P4C. Iran
  • Friday, January 13: Philosophy for Children Introductory Workshop
  • January 3-11, 2006: Ninth International P4C Conference/Workshop in in San Cristóbal, México. Conference Theme: "Caring Thinking"
  • January 2006: The IAPC has moved to a suite of office in the new University Hall. Click here to see a live web camera of our new home (we're behind the three windows on the middle level on the far left). Our new mailing address is simply: IAPC, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ 07043, USA.


  • Wednesday, Dec. 28th, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Hilton Hotel, NYC: NYC: Session I-B of the APA Eastern Division 102nd Annual Meeting will be a panel discussion on "Philosophy for Children: 30 Years Later," chaired by Garreth Matthews and including David Kennedy
  • Thursday, December 15, 12:00 - 1:30: Colloquium with Claudia Weixlbaumer, University of Salzburg: " The History of the Critical Thinking Movement
  • Thursday, December 1, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Philosophy for Children Colloquium: "Inviting People to Change the Direction of Their Lives Through Democratic Processes" by Dr. Peter Shea, University of Minnesota, IAPC Conference Room
  • IAPC Newsletter Fall 2005 (PDF)
  • Monday, October 3, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. "P4C and Child Centered Community Development in Africa" a day of reporting, discussion and planning with Sven Coppens of PLAN International, at the IAPC.
  • Philosophy for Children Workshop in Cape Town, South Africa, September 2005
  • Philosophy for Children Graduate Colloquium Series
  • EducationNews.Org Interview with Maughn Gregory Monday, May 9, 2005
  • IAPC Newsletter Spring 2005 (PDF)
  • "Studying Philosophy: Smart Move" Atlantic City Press April 27, 2005
  • Friday, April 1: Philosophy for Children Colloquium Series: Oleksandr V. Tyaglo, Chair of the Department of Philosophy & Political Science, National University of Internal Affairs, Kharkiv, Ukraine: Democracy and Critical Thinking, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the IAPC
  • Tuesdays, March 1, 8 & 22, 4-6 p.m. NJNER Mini-Courses at Cedar Grove High School, include Philosophical Spirituality For Educators by Maya Levanon. Phone (973) 655-5231 for information.
  • Friday, March 4, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Philosophy for Children Colloquium Series: Dr. Bruce Novak, Foundations in Education, Northern Illinois University: The Opening of the American Heart: How We Can End the War of "Jihad" and "McWorld" By Cooperatively and Publicly Instituting a Moral, Educative Democracy
  • January 27-29 Inter-regional Philosophy for Children conference in Moscow; contact Larisa Retyunskikh (retun@online.ru); conference in English and Russian.
  • January 13, 9:00 - 3:00 IAPC Introductory Philosophy for Children Workshop
  • January 3-11: Eighth International P4C Conference/Workshop in San Cristóbal, México.


  • December 3, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Philosophy for Children Colloquium Series: Professor Nina Yulina, Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow: Richard Rorty
    • IAPC Newsletter Fall 2004
        • Online (html)

      • Online (PDF via Adobe)
  • November - December 2004: Philosophy for Children Colloquium Series
  • November 2004: IAPC 30th Anniversary
  • October 7, 10:00 - 12:00: "Teaching Children Philosophy" film discussion by Thomas E. Wartenberg, professor of philosophy at Mount Holyoke College, at Kopps Lounge, Russ Hall. Professional Development Hours & Refreshments provided.
    • IAPC Annual Report for Academic Year 2003 -2004
        • Online (html)

      • Online (pdf)
    • IAP Newsletter Summer 2004
        • Online (html)

      • PDF via Adobe
  • July 5 - 8: North American Association for Community of Inquiry (NAACI) 6th Bi-Annual Conference, in San Crístobál de las Casas, Chiapas, México. Contact Eugenio Echeverría for information.
  • Thursday, April 29, 1:00 - 3:00 at IAPC, special presentation by Jeanne McCarty, vice president of the Jane Goodall Institute and P4C Bridge Student Katrina Macht on "Roots & Shoots and Philosophy for Children"
    • IAPC Newsletter Winter 2004
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      • Online (html)
  • Spring Seminar Series: "Educating for Democracy and Diversity" at Bergen Community College
  • January 3-11, 2004: Seventh International P4C Conference/Workshop in San Cristóbal, México.
    • IAPC Newsletter Fall 2003
        • Online (html)

      • PDF via Abode
  • Mendham Scrapbook 2000-2003
  • NJNER Summer Conference 2003
  • June 16-21, 2003: Seminar in Philosophical Inquiry, Kirvograd, Ukraine
    • IAPc Newsletter Spring 2003
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      • PDF via Adobe
  • May 13: Philosophy for Children Open House
  • May1, 2003 "Share and Compare: Using Philosophy in our Classrooms" (Association for Philosophy in Schools
  • April 30, 2003 "Philosophy Night" at Edgemont School
    • IAPC Newsletter Winter 2003
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      • PDF via Adobe
  • March 19-20, 2003 "The Johnny Appleseed of Philosophy" Returns to Montclair
  • Far West Philosophy of Education Society 50th Anniversary Conference


    • IAPC Newsletter Fall 2002
        • Online (html)

      • Pdf via Adobe
  • Symposium on Teaching Philosophy, Rio De Janeiro, July 2002
  • NAACI 2002 Conference June 2002
    • IAPC Newsletter Spring 2002
        • Online (html)

      • PDF via Adobe


  • American Philosophical Association Award December 2001
  • P4C and Bulgarian Education Conference, Varna June 2001
  • Philosophy and Education Conference, Brasilia, June 2001
  • "Democracy and Education" Conference, Kiev, June 2001

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