Journal of Philosophy in Schools

The Official Journal of the Federation of Australasian Philosophy in Schools Associations

ISSN  2204-2482


Journal of Philosophy in Schools (JPS) is the official journal of The Federation of Australasian Philosophy in Schools Associations (FAPSA). The focus of the journal is research into philosophy with school-aged children. What was once called Philosophy with Children has developed into a sub-discipline of philosophy with its own history, traditions and pedagogy and incorporates philosophical inquiry in the classroom, reflective education and Socratic dialogue through the use of the Community of Inquiry (CoI) methodology. The journal focuses on academic research articles into the pedagogy and practice of philosophy in schools. The journal also reviews new books on philosophy in schools along with new teacher resources for philosophy in schools.


The aim of the journal is to encourage academic reflection and research into the growing field of philosophy in schools with the intention of making such information widely available through the use of an open-access format. The journal welcomes submissions which interrogate theoretical and conceptual understandings as well as those which draw on original empirical research within the field.


The journal will published twice annually. Volume 1 Number 1 was published November 2014.


The journal's Focus and Scope can be found at 


Details of the journal's Editorial Board can be found at


Submissions Guidelines can be found at


Vol 3, No 1

Table of Contents


Editorial PDF
Andrew Peterson, Laura D'Olimpio
A philosophical approach to moral education PDF
Philip Cam
Enabling identity: The challenge of presenting the silenced voices of repressed groups in philosophic communities of inquiry PDF
Arie Kizel
Philosophy for children with learners of English as a foreign language PDF
Shiauping Tian, Pei-Fen Liao
Philosophy goes to school in Australia: A history 1982-2016 PDF
Gilbert Burgh, Simone Thornton
Cultural DeCoding: A humanities program for gifted and talented high school students seeking university entrance PDF
Laura D'Olimpio, Angela McCarthy, Annette Pedersen
Book review - Philosophy in schools: An introduction for philosophers and teachers PDF
Laura D'Olimpio

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