ICPIC is committed to supporting initiatives that focus on facilitating philosophical inquiry with young people. Our major projects include our biennial conference, our academic journal and our essay award competition. Going forward, we will focus on creating an ever evolving online platform to support P4wC initiatives and disseminate the extensive P4wC knowledge that has accumulated over the years. We are also working towards bringing P4wC to more underprivileged children and teens.

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Since its formation in 1985, ICPIC has held biennial international conferences that bring together advocates of philosophical inquiry with children from around the world. Over the years, we have endeavored to shift the conference location to different parts of the globe to encourage the greatest possible impact at the local and regional levels. Each conference is hosted by a different ICPIC member center in collaboration with the executive committee.

 

 

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Philosophy for/with Children and the Citizen-Agent

The 19th Biennial International ICPIC Conference
Bogotá, Colombia  |  July 25 to 27, 2019  |  Corporación Universitaria Minuto de Dios

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Our wonderful hosts in Bogotá are working hard to organize the next ICPIC conference, which will examine the P4wC program in relation to the ideal of the citizen-agent: one who understands  citizenship not only as participation in social institutions, but also as a collaborative, critical activity to achieve a better society. Mark your calendars and check out the website:

  • Pre-conference: July 23 to 24, 2019
  • Conference: July 25 to 27, 2019
  • Post-conference: July​ 28, 2019

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Childhood and Philosophy is a research voice for ICPIC. In keeping with the organization's lively and diverse character, the journal publishes papers in multiple languages to signify our commitment to increasing capacity among members to work and publish in their mother tongue. We see this as a metaphor of our ability to encompass a variety of perspectives—the basis for rethinking childhood and philosophy.

What do we publish? Our multilingual journal consists of articles, transcripts, curricula, news, book reviews, project reports and graphics. It is a blind peer-reviewed publication and does not accept previously published submissions. Submissions may be sent electronically on an ongoing basis—we welcome not only scholarly essays and research articles but also reports from the field and lesson plans by philosophers and educators.

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essay award

Every year theorists and practitioners engaged in the field of philosophical inquiry with young people contribute to the growing body of knowledge that sustains and challenges our work in this field. Exploring the connection between theory and practice, between philosophical practice and life, these scholars help to revitalize the P4wC community worldwide. As with any educational movement, our strength and growth rely on the capacity to report on significant practices, raise questions, seek connections, develop theories, investigate assumptions and assess our pedagogical methods. Our essay award is one way to do so...

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(Also available in Spanish)

Since 2002, ICPIC offers an award of US $200 to the best submission of our essay competition, which aims to encourage emerging scholars to articulate fresh visions of the nature and significance of Philosophy for/with Children, and recognize their efforts in this regard:

  • The winning author will receive $200 USD.
  • The author will be invited to present the essay at a special session of the next ICPIC conference, where the award committee will also offer commentary. (Attendance at the conference is highly encouraged but not required.)
  • ICPIC will pay the author’s conference registration fee (unless paid by the author’s employer/institution).
  • The winning essay will be published in our journal Childhood and Philosophy, where it will be noted that the essay won the award.

The ICPIC Award for
Excellence in Interpreting

Philosophy for/with Children

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2016 AWARD WINNER

Natalie Fletcher

"Designing a space for thoughtful voices:
Aligning the ethos of zines with youth-driven philosophical inquiry"

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Current ICPIC Award Committee: Dale Cannon (U.S.A.), Walter Kohan (Brazil), Zosimo Lee (PHILIPPINES), Karin Murris (SOUTH AFRICA), Maria Santi (ITALY), Wendy Turgeon (U.S.A.)

PAST AWARD RECIPIENTS

2013 AWARD WINNER

Darren Chetty

"The Elephant in the Room: Picturebooks, Philosophy for Children and Racism”

2011 AWARD WINNER

Eduardo Harada Olivares

"Falacias y Pensamiento Multidimensional en la Filosofía para niños”

2009 AWARD WINNER

Clinton Golding

"'That's a Better Idea!': Philosophical Progress and Philosophy for Children”

2007 AWARD WINNER

Stefano Oliverio

"Educating 'Homo Videns': Philosophy for Children as a Way of Countering
the 'Antimeditative Situation' of our Time and of Fostering the Democratic Attitude”

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2005 AWARD WINNER

Sara Liptai

"What is the meaning of this cup and that dead shark?
Philosophical inquiry with objects and works of art and craft”

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2005 AWARD WINNER

Gilles Abel

"La Philosophie avec les enfants, entre patience et urgence : du paradoxe au défi”

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2003 AWARD WINNER

Barry Hymer

“If You Think of the World as a Piece of Custard:
Gifted Children's Use of Metaphor as a Tool for Conceptual Reasoning”

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2002 AWARD WINNER

Juan Carlos Lago-Bornstein

“Filosofia para Niños y la Educación Social”

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