Journal for Philosophy in Schools

The Journal for Philosophy in Schools (JPS) is the official journal of The Federation of Australasian Philosophy in Schools Associations (FAPSA). The focus of the journal is research into philosophy with school-aged children (K-12). What was once called Philosophy with Children has developed into a sub-discipline of philosophy with its own history, traditions and pedagogy and incorporates philosophical inquiry in the classroom, reflective education and Socratic dialogue through the use of the Community of Inquiry (CoI) methodology. The journal focuses on academic research articles into the pedagogy and practice of philosophy in schools. The journal also reviews new books on philosophy in schools along with new teacher resources for philosophy in schools.

Call for Papers: We welcome research papers on philosophy in the schools including educational pedagogy and reflections on teaching philosophy in classrooms (ages K-12). The aim of the journal is to encourage academic reflection and research into the growing field of philosophy in schools with the intention of making such information widely available through the use of an open-access format.

Style:   Please see the website for Author Guidelines:

The journal will published twice annually. Volume 1 Number 1 will be launched in Sept 2014.

Please contact the editors if you have any further questions:

Dr Andrew Peterson

Dr Laura D’Olimpio

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Editorial Board:

Professor Gert Biesta, University of Luxembourg

Dr Gilbert Burgh, The University of Queensland, Australia

Dr Philip Cam, University of New South Wales, Australia

Dr Clinton Golding, University of Otago, New Zealand

Professor Michael Hand, University of Birmingham, England

Dr Felicity Haynes, The University of Western Australia

Dr Britta Jensen, Marist College, Australia

Dr Ho Wah Kam, Singapore Teacher’s Union, Singapore

Ms Kate Kennedy White, KinderPhilosophy, Australia

Dr Vanya Kovach, University of Auckland / P4C New Zealand

Dr Sandra Lynch, University of Notre Dame Australia

Professor Stephan Millett, Curtin University, Australia

Mr Martyn Mills-Bayne, University of South Australia

Professor Laurance J Splitter, The Hong Kong Institute of Education

Dr Tim Sprod, University of Tasmania, Australia

Professor Rob Wilson, University of Alberta, Canada

Electronic versions of issues of Critical & Creative Thinking are available as PDFs for password-protected download by FAPSA members. To attain a password please contact FAPSA. Limited stocks of some back issues are available for purchase.

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