IAPC Summer Seminar

The Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children will hold its annual Summer Seminar at St. Marguerite's Retreat House, Mendham, NJ, August 2-9, 2014. To register or request more information, contact Joe Oyler: oylerj@mail.montclair.edu.

Cemetary Gate, Convent of
St. John Baptist, Mendham

This Seminar is geared toward both novice and experienced graduate students, teachers, professors and others from around the world who have interest or experience in using the Philosophy for Children curriculum and methodology. In this Seminar participants will experience and practice facilitating a Community of Philosophical Inquiry? with adults, cultivate a philosophical ear? by learning to recognize philosophical dimensions of experience and philosophical issues in texts, enhance their awareness of effective dialogic practices through the use of various forms of assessment, and practice using Philosophy for Children curriculum materials. Time will also be dedicated to exploring some of the theoretical dimensions of Philosophy for Children, community of inquiry pedagogy, and philosophical curriculum construction.

Summer Seminar house for Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children

The seminars are held at St. Marguerite's Retreat House, on the grounds of the Episcopal Community of St. John Baptist in Mendham, New Jersey. Residency is required. The Retreat House contains 26 single bedrooms, six shared bathrooms, three sitting rooms for smaller gatherings, a large library where we hold most conference sessions, a large dining room, a chapel, and two solariums for activities and recreation. The House is situated on 93 acres of wooded land. The setting is extremely beautiful and peaceful.

Meals are served buffet style in the dining room. Three meals a day are provided, with fruit, cookies, coffee, and tea available around the clock. Please alert the IAPC of any special dietary needs prior to your arrival. The Retreat House will accommodate your needs as best they can.