P4C Associations

What is Philosophy for Children (P4C)?


The World of P4C


There are countless places around the world where children and adults engage in philosophical inquiry together—a practice at least as old as Socrates. Since 1974 the IAPC at Montclair State University and its Affiliate Centers have been largely responsible for the proliferation of Philosophy for Children programs in schools and other settings around the world. However, today there are numerous approaches to this work, many of which are not derived from the work of the IAPC. The IAPC welcomes this diversity and encourages cooperation among colleagues practicing different approaches, though the IAPC occasionally finds reason to critique particular curricula and pedagogies. The IAPC is a proud member of The International Council of Philosophical Inquiry with Children (ICPIC), a network of philosophers, teachers and institutions interested in engaging children in philosophical inquiry.

There are numerous Philosophy for Children Centres around the world most of which were established to promote Philosophy for Children in Education.


Federation of Australasian Philosophy in Schools Associations (FAPSA)
Website: www.fapsa.org.au