The University of Hawai‘i Uehiro Academy for Philosophy and Ethics in Education is the home of philosophy for children Hawai‘i (p4cHI). p4cHI is an innovative approach to education that is transforming the schooling experience by engaging people in the activity of philosophy.
This approach aids students and teachers in converting traditional classrooms into intellectually safe communities of inquiry.
Together, they develop their ability to think for themselves in responsible ways by exploring “big questions” that arise from their interests, experiences, and learning contexts.
The Uehiro Academy is laying the groundwork for a p4cHI Summer Symposium. This symposium will be modeled after The Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children’s annual Summer Seminar, which formally served as the premiere educational experience for novice and experienced graduate students, teachers, professors and others from around the world who have interest or experience in using the Philosophy for Children curriculum and methodology.
Now that The Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children’s annual Summer Seminar no longer takes place, the p4cHI Summer Symposium will nurture people from across the globe who are looking to engage in a once-in-a-lifetime educational experience.
With your support we can introduce participants to both the theory and practice of p4cHI through hands on engagement in an “intellectually safe” philosophical community of inquiry and classroom visits.