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Society of Philosophy for the Young (SOPHY) is an affiliate of the
Federation of Australasia Philosophy in Schools Association and operates out of the
Australian Capital Territory.


Philosophy for Children is an internationally renowned educational program teaching children

  • how to think,
  • not what to think, and,
  • to understand their thinking.

 

It prepares children to be effective thinkers across the whole curriculum through the development of problem-solving and reasoning skills.

Classroom philosophy provides opportunities for students to present a point of view, challenge ideas, and develop respect for and an openness to the opinions of others.

Philosophy for Children (P4C) has proven to be an ideal program for Values Education.

Children’s experience is replete with ethical concerns and issues, rather than dictate a set of prescribed values to children.

Philosophy for Children seeks to help them strengthen their own capacity to appraise and respond to alternatives; to self-correct their habits of thought, feeling and action through sustained ethical inquiry.

Moreover, Philosophy for Children’s egalitarian nature, commitment to varying viewpoints and insistence on the inherent value of all participants helps foster empathy and pro-social behavior as an essential basis for values education.

 

SOPHY promotes Philosophy in Schools within the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).

Membership Benefits:  
  • IN-SERVICE WORKSHOPS
  • NEWSLETTERS AND UPDATES
  • INFORMATION SESSIONS FOR PARENTS AND STAFF
  • TEACHER SUPPORT
  • CONFERENCES AND MINI CONFERENCES
  • RESOURCES
  • NETWORK MEETINGS
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Membership Cost per Year:

  • Individual $50
  • Concession or Student $25

 

Address:
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ociety of Philosophy for the Young (SOPHY)
Postal Address:
SOPHY
PO Box 3768
Manuka ACT 2603


 

SOPHY Executive 2007 - 2012

President
Catherine Geraghty – Slavica
Email: catherin1@bigpond.com
Mob: 0400077770
Committee Member

Winifred Wing Han Lamb

Committee Member

Denise Boettcher

Committee Member

Anita Patel

Secretary

Frances Moore
Email: fcmoore@webquestdirect.com.au

Phone: 02 6292 3211
Mob: 0410 540 608

Treasurer

Michael Walsh
Head of Humanities
Radford College
College St, Bruce. ACT 2614
michael.walsh@radford.act.edu.au

  

SOPHY ABN: 27137960205

 

Heard in the Classroom

  • "It was a wonderful to discover other points of view. I enjoyed hearing what other people had to say

    I enjoyed sitting in a circle discussing logical arguments

    I also liked reading out loud

    I learnt a lot from this experience

    I learnt the difference, “ all’ or “no” can make in a sentence.

    I found that people have very different opinions even though I’m sure I was right. I found that I am not always right

    Different opinions make good arguments"