Our key aims are to bring people and ideas together, to promote a curriculum, to incite projects, to develop standards, to work with similar organisations and to advance doing philosophy with children. So, we do hope you can join us online to carry that on in spite of the restrictions.
To register for the event and gain access to all of the live workshops as well as discussion groups, please register.
This year we are inviting you to enjoy the luxury of your own home as we bring SOPHIA to you. The dates will stay the same as planned the 11th and 12th of July thought the timetable and the theme will be different as the Romania meeting will be carried over into 2021.
THEME: PHILOSOPHISING IN LOCKDOWN
This theme calls for workshops on doing philosophy with children online, or other ways of reaching out to young people during these interesting times. Have you been running online dialogues, or using other ways of helping children think through philosophical questions at home? Perhaps you have sessions that have meaning right now, or that could help people through feelings of isolation. Or should we be looking to the original Greek meaning of Schole: leisure or free time? How can we use this lockdown to develop ourselves and our communities for the future?
CONTENT AND TIMETABLE
The meeting will be hosted online over the weekend of July the 11th and 12th, 2020. We are aiming for 2 half days and we are able to run presentations, workshops, discussion groups and hopefully an evening online drinks event on Saturday. The final timetable will be confirmed in June and sent to everyone who paid membership and the ticket.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The call for papers deadline is 30th April.
All submissions will receive a response by Friday May the 8th.
If you would like to join us, please register here
Thinking the Unthinkable
The theme for the Sophia Network meeting 2019 is Thinking the Unthinkable. This can be interpreted as philosophical creativity – thinking of ideas that have never been thought of, as well as philosophical critique – thinking that goes against traditional or established ideologies. Ireland can be said to have had its share of thinking the unthinkable with the 34th amendment on same-sex marriage, and perhaps it’s reputation as the green/emerald isle will provoke new ideas on nature and the environment.
Nos dias 3 e 4 de Julho, filósofos, académicos e profissionais relacionados com a educação irão reunir-se em Aveiro, no Colégio D. José I, para a 11ª Reunião Anual SOPHIA: The European Foundation for the Advancement of Doing Philosophy with Children.
Filosofia para Crianças é um termo geral que abrange diferentes metodologias para envolver as crianças em diálogos de grupo, sobre tópicos filosóficos. Desde que foi criada, em 1993, a rede SOPHIA comprometeu-se a promover e a sustentar, de forma solidária, o desenvolvimento da filosofia nas escolas, pela Europa. Todos os anos, a fundação organiza uma reunião numa cidade europeia, com o objectivo de trabalhar o desenvolvimento da filosofia nas escolas, naquele país, partilhando as boas práticas com facilitadores de toda a Europa.
A reunião desde ano terá lugar no Colégio D. José I, em Aveiro, tendo sido acolhida por Joana Rita Sousa e Celeste Machado, do projecto filocriatiVIDAde | filosofia e criatividade, Será possível aos participantes participar em oficinas e ouvir conferências levadas a cabo por académicos reconhecidos e facilitadores com prática no terreno, incluindo Catherine McCall, uma das fundadoras da SOPHIA.
O tema da reunião é “Questioning questioning”. As conferências e as oficinas irão explorar o tema do questionamento relativamente a tópicos como a liberdade de expressão; serão abordados aspectos metodológicos relacionados com o tipo de questões que os professores poderão utilizar em ambiente de sala de aula.
Emma Worley, co-CEO da The Philosophy Foundation e membro dos quadros da SOPHIA afirmou que “SOPHIA é uma organização que visa trazer uma atitude plural para a filosofia nas escolas. A reunião é uma excelente oportunidade para o treino de professores, bem como para aprender sobre práticas filosóficas na sala de aula.”
Joana Rita Sousa e Celeste Machado consideram que "o acolhimento da reunião em Portugal permitirá o diálogo entre os facilitadores e investigadores; constituindo-se como um momento de partilha essencial para o desenvolvimento das práticas, em torno da filosofia para crianças." Ambas as investigadoras têm vindo a realizar encontros nesta área, desde 2011: Sentir Pensamentos | Pensar Sentidos. "Consideramos que a presença da rede SOPHIA em Portugal é uma oportunidade única para reforçar o diálogo entre os professores e educadores que estão a trabalhar nesta área, em Portugal e não só."
A participação na reunião está sujeita a inscrição prévia, através do link:
a próxima reunião SOPHIA - European Foundation for the Advancement of Doing Philosophy for Children acontece em Julho, em Aveiro - no Colégio D. José I
não é a primeira vez que esta reunião acontece em Portugal: em 2007 teve lugar no Porto. foi das primeiras aventuras que eu e a Celeste Machado partilhámos em conjunto, nesta aventura que se chama filocriatiVIDAde.
é com muito gosto que eu e a Celeste colaboramos com a Emma Worley e todos os membros SOPHIA na realização deste evento.
Our next meeting will be held in Portugal on Monday July 3rd and Tuesday July 4th.
We are delighted to announce that our Meeting in 2017 will be held directly after the 18th bi-annual ICPIC Conference. The theme for the ICPIC Conference is Family Resemblances and it will be held in Madrid from June 28th to July 1st 2017. You can find out more about the Conference on the website: ICPIC Conference Website.
SOPHIA will be holding our Meeting on Monday July 3rd and Tuesday July 4th 2017 at Colégio D. José I in Aveiro, Portugal. There are direct flights, which take 1 hour 10 minutes from Madrid to Porto, and then an hours drive to Aveiro, or a train journey.
Creativity and thinking are the two main foci of this international conference of Philosophy with Children. Creative, critical, social and caring thinking are fundamental skills which are critical both for our cognitive and personal development, and for the well-being of every human being. It is important to get involved in philosophical inquiry in every aspect of life; to think in a reflective way and to practise creative problem-solving. Philosophical inquiry enriches our speaking and acting, the implementation of knowledge in our everyday life, our art, science, technical science and society. Because it is so basic to our development, it is necessary to foster these skills early on with small children and to then deepen them through lifelong learning. Creativity is an anthropologically basic character trait of human beings and essential for the self-reformation of society, including the reformation of science and culture. The relation of creativity and thinking means openness as well as critical reflection.
How can we foster creativity and self-reflective thinking in schools? Which approaches, methodologies, strategies, and possibilities do we see offered through our educational system? How do we understand the relation between individual and collective creativity? What contribution can philosophy make for the future of a knowledge-based society?
The Austrian Centre of Philosophy with Children organised a yearly conference - a conference that has already become a tradition - with the aim of exchanging philosophical ideas and theories grounded in interdisciplinary and intercultural perspectives with reference to new research projects and practical approaches. This year's conference will examine the role of creativity and thinking in children's development of life skills.
The congress offers papers and reports from international experts, an overview about the current state in research, exciting debates and a wide range of project presentations. It provides an important intercultural and interdisciplinary forum were academic discussions and exchanges of personal experiences can take place. The program offers the approximately 200 participants from 18 countries, among them 24 speakers, an eventful conference.
The themes of the conference cover the following fields:
* Creativity and thinking * Virtual worlds- creativity and imagination * Lifelong learning * Citizenship and democracy * Transculturality and transdisciplinarity * Philosophy and ethics in school * Culture, integration and education * Pluralistic dimensions of philosophy with children