This year we are inviting you to enjoy the luxury of your own home as we bring SOPHIA to you. The dates will be similar to last year, taking place over a weekend, the 10th and 11th of July 2021.
UNLOCKED: POST-PANDEMIC PHILOSOPHY
Critical thinking about vaccination, community cohesion after months of isolation, processing the trauma of bereavement, catching up on “lost learning”, envisioning new ways to address racial justice and the environmental crisis… or back to business as usual? As we dare to imagine a world beyond the Covid-19 pandemic, what could be the role of philosophy in what happens next?
CONTENT AND TIMETABLE
The meeting will be hosted online over the weekend of July the 10th and 11th, 2021. There will be presentations in the morning, discussion groups throughout the day and hopefully further opportunities for networking during the weekend. 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 Monday 3rd May
All submissions will receive a response by Friday May the 14th.
- this was one of the questions that we talked about on our Sophia meeting and you may say: well, that's quite technicall and not so much of a philosophical question.
we shared and discussed how to get the most out of platforms like zoom or google meet to get kids engaged in collaborative thinking. i must thanks Jason, Tugce and Anni for sharing their experience during the weekend.
we also discussed how can we build a community of inquiry using online platforms. is it possible? what kind of philosophical work comes out from these workshops?
we had the chance to know a little bit more about PhiloQuests proposal to philosophise during lockdown, and these we're the questions that came out to me:
- When the children engage in PhiloQuests alone, what thinking competencies are developed?
- What kind of philosophical work comes out from Philosophical Quests? Is it quite different from P4C group sessions?
Is it possible for children to do P4C individually?
Baptiste Roucau (from PhiloQuests team) shared something that was really new to me: the facilitator as a curator [Natalie Fletcher's idea]. since we can't be in the room with the children, we act like an art curator: before the people walks in the museum, the curator takes care of the environment, provides that we know where to start.
he/she acts like a non-present guide. there's no responsive dialogue while the children are engaging with PhiloQuests, Hometalks or even #filopenpal and that's the major difference from "face to face" workshops.
this dialogue lead us to aske if we can have a community of inquiry with ourselfs? how many people are needed to have a community of inquiry?
online p4c sessions - observation
we had a chance to observe Peter Worley and Jason Buckley facilitating workshops with children.
having other facilitators observating our woek will help us to get another point of views and to notice things that we have a hard time looking at while we're facilitating.
it was great to join this meeting (i only joined on sunday, due to work issues) and i hope we can take the learning and the questioning deeper, indivually and also in SOPHIA's community channels.
i had the chance to get to know other participants on breakout rooms, like Tugce and Lukacz, which work you can follow on social media channels. also check #sophia2020p4c tweets to catch up with some of the ideas and question we shared.
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: