Society of Philosophy for the Young (SOPHY) is an
affiliate of the
Federation of Australasia
Philosophy in Schools Association and operates out of the
Philosophy in Schools is an internationally
renowned educational program teaching children
- how to think,
- not what to think, and,
- to understand their thinking.
It prepares children to be effective
thinkers across the whole curriculum through the development of
problem-solving and reasoning skills.
Classroom philosophy provides opportunities
for students to present a point of view, challenge ideas, and develop respect
for and an openness to the opinions of others.
Philosophy in Schools has proven to be an ideal program for Values
Children’s experience is replete with ethical
concerns and issues, rather than dictate a set of prescribed values to children.
Philosophy in Schools seeks to help them
strengthen their own capacity to appraise and respond to alternatives; to
self-correct their habits of thought, feeling and action through sustained
Moreover, Philosophy in Schools'
egalitarian nature, commitment to varying viewpoints and insistence on the
inherent value of all participants helps foster empathy and pro-social behaviour
as an essential basis for values education.
SOPHY promotes Philosophy in Schools within
the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).
- INFORMATION SESSIONS FOR PARENTS AND
- CONFERENCES AND MINI CONFERENCES
of Philosophy for the Young (SOPHY)
PO Box 3768
Manuka ACT 2603