2010 Summer Seminar in Philosophy for Children (Introductory Seminar)

The Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children
The Austrian Center of Philosophy with Children
organize the

August 19-26, 2010 (Introductory Seminar)

Held at

Schloss Retzhof – Castle of Retzhof, Leibnitz Austria

Introductory Seminar
The Introductory seminar takes place each August. During this workshop participants will experience and practice facilitating a “Community of Philosophical Inquiry” with adults, cultivate a “philosophical ear” by learning to recognize philosophical dimensions of experience and philosophical issues in texts, and practice using Philosophy for Children curriculum materials. Participants need not know the P4C curriculum or have had any experience doing philosophy with children or with adults.

Who Attends IAPC Summer Seminar?
The IAPC Summer Seminar in Philosophy for Children (P4C) bring together P4C specialists, faculty and graduate students from Montclair State University (Montclair, USA) and from Karl-Franzens-University (Garz, Austria), school teachers, professors and other visiting scholars from around the world for eight days of intensive study, dialogue and production. The workshops are designed to provide school teachers with professional development and to provide P4C specialists a venue for reporting on their work; to assist international scholars to bring P4C to their countries; and to provide all involved with experience in an academic community of inquiry.

Workshop Directors : Ann M. Sharp (Montclair / USA),
Maughn Gregory (Montclair / USA)
Daniela G. Camhy (Graz / Austria)

Deadline for Registration: July 10, 2010

Daily Schedules
The seminar begins with a 5:00 PM session on the first evening. Please plan to arrive in Graz by 3:00 PM to give yourself some time to unpack and relax before this session.

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 13:00 PM on the last day of the seminar August, 26.

During the Seminars you will be provided:
• One private room, single bed, shower, bureau and closet.
• Three meals a day
• Coffee, tea and snacks
• Use of P4C texts and manuals, theoretical materials and issues of Thinking

On most days there are three morning sessions before lunch, a short afternoon study break, afternoon sessions before dinner, and on some days there is an evening session after dinner, with time for reflection throughout the day.

Seminar Costs : € 1.350.- costs for board and accommodation,
materials and course fees included.

Seminar Registration :
To receive a letter of invitation for the seminar please send a letter (on university or school letterhead) to the ACPC describing your educational background, your interest in Philosophy for Children and any plans for implementation of the program. If you do not work for a university or school, please also send a letter describing your educational background and your motivation and your plans for implementing of the programm. Letters can be emailed, mailed or faxed to:

Klara Gruber
ACPC Austrian Center of Philosophy for Children
8010 Graz, Austria
Email: kinderphilosophie@aon.at
Phone and Fax: + 43 (0) 316 811513
Mobile: + 43 650 830 30 18
+ 43 650 830 30 19