The Journal of Philosophy in Schools ISSN 2204-2482 focusses on research into philosophy with school-aged children. What was once called Philosophy for/with Children (P4C) has developed into a sub-discipline of philosophy with its own history, traditions and pedagogy incorporating philosophical inquiry in the classroom and Socratic dialogue, particularly through the Community of Inquiry (CoI) methodology.
The JPS welcomes submissions which interrogate theoretical and conceptual understandings as well as those which draw on original empirical research on the pedagogy and practice of philosophy in schools. The journal also reviews new books and new teacher resources in the field. The aim of the journal is to encourage academic reflection and research on philosophy in schools, making such information widely available through an open-access format.
The Journal of Philosophy in Schools (JPS) is listed in the DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals. It is the official journal of The Federation of Australasian Philosophy in Schools Associations (FAPSA).
The Journal of Philosophy in Schools (JPS) is seeking articles for inclusion in a special issue entitled ‘What is the place for competition in philosophy?’ The JPS (https://jps.bham.ac.uk/ ISSN 2204-2482) is a fully peer-reviewed, open-access online journal dedicated to research in philosophy with school-aged children. This special issue will be Vol 8 No 2, to be published in November 2021.
What was once called Philosophy for/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 CoI is often touted as non-competitive, and aims at critical, caring and collaborative thinking.
However, with the popularity of high school ‘Ethics Bowls’ and Philosothon tournaments, is there room for a competitive element to philosophy with young people, particularly if what is being rewarded and recognised are these deliberative inquiry skills?
Is philosophy inherently competitive?
Should philosophy be practiced in a non-competitive, collaborative manner?
Should high school philosophy prepare students for how philosophy is practiced within the academy?
Is popular philosophy less competitive than the philosophy of the academy?
Your paper may explore any question related to whether or not there is room for competition in philosophy. Please send abstracts (max 200 words) for consideration to the editors:
Dr Laura D’Olimpio firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof Andrew Peterson email@example.com
Abstracts due Monday 14 December 2020
Theoretical papers will be 4,000-6,000 words in length with abstract and key words.
Full papers due 01 June 2021 for double-blind peer review
Posted on 21 Oct 2020
There is a new Philosophy in Schools YouTube channel with videos from Prof Angie Hobbs, Prof Michael Hand, The Philosophy Foundation, SAPERE, Thinking Space, Dr Laura D'Olimpio, Dr John Taylor, and some celeb ‘interventions’ available here:
Posted on 03 Feb 2020