We plan to open registration around the end of February. Participation fee is as follows:
Welcome Message from the President of ICPIC, Prof. Arie Kizel
On behalf of the ICPIC Executive committee, I would like to welcome you to the 20th biennial ICPIC conference website in Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan. We are confident that this conference will offer rich educational and philosophical experiences through presentations and dialogues, formal and non-formal and informal, with a diverse and international company of scholars, academics, and practitioners.
We are devoting this conference to philosophy in and beyond the classroom: P4C across cultural, social, and political differences. Philosophy for/with Children and other forms of philosophical practices such as philosophy café has been developing rapidly and powerfully in Japan over the last two decades. Significantly, the major earthquakes and Tsunami in the Tohoku area in 2011 urged the Japanese people to reflect deeply on the fundamental value of life, human bonds, and the direction of their society and civilization. Under such circumstances, the Japanese people have seen the importance of dialogue on philosophical topics and its importance for citizens and school children.
Many Japanese children enjoy discussing philosophical subjects in a P4wC class, doing better than their teachers and parents’ expectations. More and more teachers are becoming eager to introduce the P4wC methods in their studies.
In ICPIC, we want once again that our conference will serve as a meeting place for research and practices around the world and a space for exchange of opinions to discuss creatively and critically as a community philosophy for/with children. In Tokyo, we want, once again, to bring together scholars and practitioners of philosophical inquiry with children to examine our work concerning the ideal of the free thinker. I want to invite you all to join us and to see ICPIC as your home.
Many thanks to the devoted team and the faculty in Tokyo for all their great efforts invested in the organization and the conference’s hosting. We are sure that this meeting will be a lively and vivid experience for all of us.
Looking forward to meeting you all at the conference as well as the pre and post-conference workshops,
Prof. Arie Kizel
President of ICPIC
Faculty of Education
University of Haifa, Israel
Philosophy in and beyond the classroom:
P4wC across Cultural, Social, and Political Differences
The ICPIC 2022 Tokyo (Japan) to be held in August 2022 will create an opportunity where all participants find new opportunities and challenges of philosophical inquiry with children from multiple angles. To this end, in organising the ICPIC Conference in 2022 in Japan, we strongly encourage philosophers, practitioners and teachers from, for example, Western, Asian, South-American, Middle-Eastern, African, Oceanian countries (and beyond) to participate in the conference and present their own practices so that we can open new avenues for thinking what P4wC is and ought to be. Plus, in the face of the global-scale challenges emerged as a result of the COVID19 pandemic, we also consider the future of philosophical dialogue by orchestrating knowledge and insights gained from various contexts.
Foci for papers and sessions might include but not limited to…
Note: We are planning to organise the conference in a usual, face-to-face, manner if the pandemic situation is improved. However, as an experiment, the ICPIC Tokyo will have few online sessions.
If you would like to present your paper via Zoom-based platform, please mention that “I will present the paper via Zoom” in your manuscript.
Rikkyo University（Ikebukuro Campus）
3-34-1 Nishi-Ikebukuro,Toshima-ku, Tokyo Japan