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Why should philosophy be taught in schools?

University of Birmingham
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences
Saturday 8th July 2017 (10:00-16:00)
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A one-day conference sponsored by the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain and the University of Birmingham School of Education

Why should philosophy be taught in schools? 

There is growing international interest in the idea of putting philosophy on the school curriculum. At this one day conference, we will ask what exactly children stand to gain from philosophical inquiry and whether the benefits are great enough to justify teaching it in schools.

Speakers will include:

  • Laura D’Olimpio, University of Notre Dame Australia
  • Michael Hand, University of Birmingham
  • Angie Hobbs, University of Sheffield
  • Peter Worley, The Philosophy Foundation

There will be a conference fee of £10 to cover the cost of lunch and refreshments.

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