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Philosophizing Together:

A Three-day Event on Doing Philosophy with Children

22nd, 23rd and 24th of June 2022

University College Dublin, Ireland

Sponsored by the Royal Institute of Philosophy

Philosophizing Together is a three-day event that will bring together philosophers, teachers, and students, with the aim of reflecting, discussing, and practicing methods of doing philosophy with children at primary and secondary schools.

The first day (22nd of June) consists of a conference on The Present and the Future of Doing Philosophy with Children. The conference brings together academic philosophers, educationalists, and teachers with the aim of discussing and critically reflecting on 1) the importance of doing philosophy in schools, 2) the challenges that this initiative faces and 3) the future of doing philosophy with children.

Venue: UCD Sutherland School of Law L143 (If you wish to attend the first day of the event online please send an email to georgios.petropoulos@ucd.ie)


Magda Costa Carvalho (University of the Azores)

Claire Cassidy (Strathclyde University)

Darren Chetty (University College London)

Lucy Elvis (National University of Ireland, Galway)

Joanna Haynes (University of Plymouth)

David Kennedy (Montclair State University)

Grace Lockrobin (Sapere & University College London)

Georgios Petropoulos (University College Dublin)

Emma & Peter Worley (Philosophy Foundation)

The second day (23rd of June) is a day of practice. Schoolteachers and P4C/PwC practitioners are invited to participate in interactive workshops that will introduce them to practical ways of doing philosophy with children.

Venue:  UCD Student Centre, Red Room 

Workshop facilitators:

Magda Costa Carvalho (University of the Azores)

Joanna Haynes (University of Plymouth)

Lucy Elvis (National University of Ireland, Galway)

Grace Lockrobin (Sapere & University College London)

Marelle Rice (Philosophy Ireland)

Anne Marie Roche (Educate Together)

A detailed programme for the conference and workshops will be published soon.

Note: Spaces for the workshops are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

To register for the first and second day of the event click here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/philosophizing-together-tickets-333525492727

The third day (24th of June) is focused on children and young students. All 5th and 6th primary school students and all secondary school students are invited to UCD campus to participate in philosophical workshops organized by the UCD School of Philosophy.

**All students must be accompanied by their parent, guardian, or teacher. **

Venue:  UCD Student Centre, Red Room 

Participation in the student workshops is free but spaces are limited. To register for the third day, you must email Dr Georgios Petropoulos at georgios.petropoulos@ucd.ie with the following information:

  • Full name of the student
  • Full name of the parent, guardian or teacher
  • Student’s age and level at school
  • Contact details of the student and the parent or teacher

The workshops aim at familiarizing students with some important philosophical skills in a playful and highly interactive manner. But most importantly these workshops aim at giving to students a space where they can discuss with one another and develop their own philosophical questions and ideas. Expect fun activities and discussions!

For inquiries contact Dr Georgios Petropoulos at georgios.petropoulos@ucd.ie

The programme of the event is available here


Contact the Centre for Ethics in Public Life (CEPL)

CEPL, School of Philosophy, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
E: cepl@ucd.ie