ICPIC is a global network of people who are passionate about engaging children in philosophical inquiry. Since 1985, our movement has been committed to strengthening worldwide communications and collaborations between practitioners, researchers, educators and advocates of philosophical thinking with young people in the classroom and beyond. We coordinate international events, research initiatives and pedagogical projects, and strive to support our members in their mission to foster the growth of children and teens through philosophy!
Philosophy for/with Children (P4wC) is an innovative educational approach dedicated to promoting critical, creative and caring thinking skills in children and teens through philosophical inquiry in the form of collaborative dialogues and reflections. Now celebrating its 50th year, the P4wC movement has become an internationally renown, UNESCO-endorsed pedagogy that values young people's perspectives and experiences as global citizens.
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Philosophy in and beyond the classroom
The 20th Biennial International ICPIC Conference
Tokyo, Japan | August 5 to 10, 2021
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Childhood & Philosophy
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I'm so happy I discovered this movement and the joys of facilitating philosophy with kids. I've met so many amazing people that continue to inspire my work!
—SANDEEP, P4wC FACILITATOR
I think it's really good practice for your mind to think about philosophical questions. It's even better in a group because you get to hear everyone else's ideas.
—ELLA, AGE 12
Of the various programs in which my daughter participates, not only is this the one that makes her think (and, evidently, feel!) the most, it's the one that most honours her individuality and imagination.
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EXPLORING LIFE'S BIG
What does it mean to be a good person?
Should we always tell the truth?
Who decides what is beautiful?
How can we trust what we know?
What is the meaning of love?
Doing philosophy with children inspires wonder of all kinds...
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