Ethics education for children

Community of Inquiry comes to Newcastle

The University of Newcastle is hosting a free public event on Tuesday October 4, 10am – 12pm to discuss Philosophy and Ethics in Schools.

RSVP by 28 September to education@newcastle.edu.au.

Recent research has confirmed what many philosophy teachers have suspected – doing philosophy and ethics improves academic and social outcomes, particularly for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. So perhaps we ought to do more of it, but how?

You’re invited to join a conversation at the University of Newcastle, Callaghan campus (Hunter Building, room HA158), generously funded by a grant from the Centre for Excellence in Equity in Higher Education. A free, light morning tea is provided. The seminar will be hosted by visiting scholar, Chairperson of the Federation of Australasian Philosophy in Schools Associations, and popular public ethicist on The Philosopher’s Zone and writer for The Conversation, Dr Laura D’Olimpio from the University of Notre Dame. Primary Ethics CEO, Leonie Johnson will also be in attendance.