This Advanced Seminar in Philosophy for Children, held at St. Marguerite’s Retreat House in Mendham, New Jersey was inspirational, with participants coming from all over the world. There was a constant buzz of excitement. Many issues were considered, including using philosophy as the catalyst for successful school curriculum and structural change. We reported on our work and gained further experience in an academic community of inquiry. This was the best educational experience I’ve ever had. To have so many of us living together and sharing meals and facilities in one place for several days provided us with an opportunity to exchange experiences and ideas, and to learn from one another. The timing all went smoothly and the venue was great for nurturing dialogue as we had no distractions. I came away with new ideas, resources and contacts. The whole experience was very positive and enlivening.
May 2003 – Catherine Geraghty, Slavica, Australia