4th Philosophy of Education Conference

10th to 12th January 2016 at Azim Premji University, Bangalore

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Registration for Participation in the Philosophy of Education Conference 2016 is now open. Detailed agenda and abstracts will be available soon.The Philosophy of Education Conference encourages teachers, teacher educators, educational practitioners, and master and doctoral students of education and philosophy to participate in the conference and enrich the deliberations with their interventions.

This conference is a platform where eminent philosophers of education and philosophers, from India and abroad, are joined by young scholars of education and philosophy to deliberate upon certain thematic questions in philosophy of education. This year, the Conference will witness deliberations through keynote addresses, invited presentations, panel discussions, and presentations by young scholars upon the three themes: Culture and School Curriculum, Philosophy and the Practice of Teaching, and Philosophy of Education and Educational Policy.

Doctoral/M.Phil Students

Doctoral/M.Phil students in education and philosophy will be provided modest accommodation and food during the period of the Conference and reimbursed sleeper class train fare. Students working in Sociology or History of Education may also be considered. Interested candidates need to apply by sending an email to poe.conference@apu.edu.in.

You are required to send your CV and a brief Statement of Purpose (not more than 300 words) clearly stating your research problem duly signed by your supervisor(s). You may email scanned copy as enclosures.Priority will be given to those students who are pursuing research in philosophical of education and associated areas.

Practitioners in Education – Teachers, Teacher Educators, Curriculum Developers etc.

Subsidized accommodation @ Rs. 500/- per day will be provided for a limited number of interested Practitioners of Education. If you desire to avail of this, you need to register online AND send a mail with a short statement of purpose justifying the need for subsidy to poe.conference@apu.edu.in on or before 4th December.

Since numbers are limited, applications will be screened and shortlisted. Confirmations will be sent by email on or before 10th December.

During the Conference, lunch and tea/snacks at appropriate times will be served to all participants. The Conference charges no registration fee from the participants.Please share this with all those who you think would be interested in participating in the conference.

Keynote and Invited Speakers

Culture and School Curriculum - Manabi Mazumdar, Paul Standish, Peter McLaren, Rajeev Bhargava

Philosophy and the Practice of Teaching - Jonardon Ganeri, Rohit Dhankar

Educational Policy and Philosophy of Education - Gurpreet Mahajan, Padma Sarangapani

 Click here to view video recordings of the PoE Conference 2015


“Philosophy of Education: What and Why?” - Short film

“What use Philosophy?” This question was posed to a few philosophers from across the world. This film is an edited compilation of their responses.

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