Thinking aloud - Philosophy and democracy in schools; CFP deadline

call for papers

Thinking aloud
Philosophy and democracy in schools

Conference in Reykjavík, Iceland
February 27th and 28th 2009

Call for Papers

"Thinking aloud" will be a two-day conference held on Friday and Saturday February 27th - 28th 2009. The program will include keynote speakers followed by panel discussions, parallel sessions giving both theoretical and practical presentations, dialogue sessions with the participation of children and teenagers, poster sessions and curriculum displays. The program will finish with a discussion among all participants about what has emerged and how we can continue the development of philosophy in the schools in the Nordic-Baltic area.

Conference guests will be invited to various activities before and after the conference day. A workshop on teaching philosophy to young children will be held February 25th-26th 2009. School visits will be organized on February 27th and on March 1st there will be a program for travelling and socialization.

We invite scholars to submit proposals for papers on any topic related to philosophy in schools. Papers should be 20 minutes in length.

The deadline for submissions for proposals is 5th January 2009.

The deadline for submissions for proposals has now be prolonged until 25th January 2009.
The project will be able to provide partial support for travel and hotel costs for some speakers.

Proposals of 500 words or less should be submitted to Margret Gudmundsdóttir via the following e-mail address:

Alternatively, submit by post to:

Margret Gudmundsdóttir
Center for Research in the Humanites, Gimli, G-302
University of Iceland
101 Reykjavik

Information about participation and registration is at the moment

For more information, contact Margrét Guðmundsdóttir at at
the Center for Research in the Humanites at the University of
Iceland, Reykjavik.