organizes the 


Oktober 17 – 19 , 2021 

Held at ACPC Austrian Center of Philosophy with Children Karmeliterplatz 2, Graz Austria

This workshop in Philosophy for Children (P4C) brings together P4C specialists, teachers, academics, students, and visiting scholars from around the world for three days of intensive study, dialogue and philosophical fellowship. The workshop is designed to provide school teachers with professional development and P4C specialists with a venue for reporting on their work; it will also assist international scholars to bring P4C to their countries; and to provide all involved with reflective experience of a community of philosophical inquiry.

The workshop will focus on both theoretical and practical aspects of Philosophy for Children. Theoretical issues to be explored include: the community of inquiry and the cultivation of identity and personhood; conceptual and empirical work on the link between thinking and talking; the use of Enabling Identity in community of inquiry; the challenges of moral relativism and absolutism in an increasingly globalized and cosmopolitan world; and the relationship of philosophy to other disciplines and school subjects. Practical sessions will include: reflective use of both the original P4C curriculum and the PEACE curriculum focusing on cosmopolitan engagement and intercultural dialogue, introducing new materials for teachers and students; steps in building a community of inquiry; the use of “powerful” questioning to promote “powerful” thinking and dialogue; philosophical perspectives on teaching reasoning and ethics (values education); and assessing the quality of thinking and reasoning and how to become a dialogical teacher and facilitator.

During the workshop participants will have an opportunity to plan and facilitate a “community of philosophical inquiry” in a supportive environment, mentored by experienced P4C practitioners. Prior knowledge of, or experience with P4C is not required. 

Workshop Directors 

Dr. Laurance Splitter (Melbourne/Australia) 

Professor of Philosophy and Education 

Dr. Jen Glaser (Jerusalem/Israel) 

Founder and Co-director of the Israeli Centre for Philosophy in Education - 'Philosophy for Life' 

Dr. Daniela G. Camhy (Graz/Austria) 

Professor of Philosophy at the University of Graz, Director of the ACPC

Daily Schedules 

The workshop begins with a 3:00 PM session on the first afternoon, November 10, 2019. When you arrive you will receive some descriptive literature of P4C programs, workshop guidelines and readings for each theoretical session. We ask that you read these articles critically and prepare discussion questions for each reading. Each participant will also be assigned at least one curriculum session to lead. You should plan your departure after 3:00 PM on the last day of the workshop November 12, 2019.

During the workshop you will be provided 

P4C texts, manuals and theoretical materials

Participation fee € 390 .-

Bank account 

Account holder: Österreichische Gesellschaft für Kinderphilosophie 

Bank: Stmk. Bank und Sparkassen AG 

IBAN: AT982081502700802255 


Registration and Information hotline 

ACPC Austrian Center of Philosophy for Children 

Karmeliterplatz 2/ Karmeliterhof 

8010 Graz - AUSTRIA 


Phone: + 43 (0) 316 90 370 201 

Fax: + 43 (0) 316 90 370 202 

Deadline for Registration 

October 01, 2021 


Registration Form