Cultivating Curiosity: Philosophy and STEM
The biennial VAPS Conference will be held on Friday 14th September & Saturday 15th September at Siteworks in Brunswick.
Friday Keynote: Dr Tim Sprod, Chair of the Association for Philosophy in Tasmanian Schools on “Why engage in philosophical inquiry in STEM subjects?”
Saturday Keynote: Krystal De Napoli from Monash University on “Indigenous Astronomy and Ethics”
- Presentations, workshops and sessions relevant to both Primary and Secondary School Philosophy
- Exploring critical issues in STEM via the Ethics Olympiad
- Naturalism and Philosophical Thinking: Promoting Curiosity by Confronting Intuition and Common Sense
- Pedagogy of Community of Inquiry
- For VCE teachers, we’ll have plenty of focus on the 2019 – 2023 VCAA Philosophy Study Design, including lectures on ALL the new texts
- Delicious catering by the ASRC
- A social evening on the Saturday night
- Travel and accommodation subsidies available for teachers at rural and regional schools
In-action day at Scienceworks, Thursday 13th September (10am-2pm). Come and observe expert facilitators conducting philosophical Communities of Inquiry with Year 5-6 students in STEM areas, including a planetarium show!