Third Philosophy of Education Summer School – June 6th to 17th, 2016

“Philosophy of Education for Teachers and Teacher Educators”


Last date of application extended to 17 April, 2016.
Selected candidates will be intimated on or before 20 April, 2016.

The focus of the Third Summer School organized by the Philosophy of Education Unit in Azim Premji University is to develop an understanding of how and why PoE is essential for a practitioner of education and an exploration of possible ways in which PoE curriculum could be designed and taught. The premise of this summer school is that PoE should not only be considered as a body of theories, but also a way of approaching issues and finding reasonable and sound responses to these issues and that it is essential for all practitioners of education, especially teachers. The summer school will place a practitioner of education at the center and recognize issues stemming from practice that demand philosophical treatment, introduce participants to a variety of tools and methods Philosophy of Education provides, that encourage reflection and rigorous philosophical analysis.

In the process, the summer school will also engage with questions like – How should PoE curriculum be structured? How should PoE be taught? How is PoE related to other disciplines like Sociology of Education – that deal with distinct issues equally important for a reflective practitioner?

The programme of the Summer School will consist of lectures by resident and invited resource persons, discussions, group reading sessions and presentations by participants.

Applications are invited from pre-service and in-service teacher educators, curriculum developers and those interested in these roles. Applicants could be from state institutions like the SCERT and DIETs, people teaching or developing curriculum for B.Ed., M.Ed. and similar formal programs in other institutions. Preference will be given to people familiar with Philosophy and Philosophy of Education.

The Summer School will accommodate 30 participants. Candidates who desire to participate must send the following along with their application:

  1. Curriculum Vitae that includes the candidate’s contact information (address, email, telephone number)
  2. Brief statement of Purpose (not exceeding 800-1000 words)
  3. A reflective note of around 2000 words on a particular issue in education with philosophical implications. People who are familiar with OR are engaged in teaching or developing PoE curriculum are encouraged to write specifically on PoE, teaching PoE or thoughts on PoE curriculum for teachers.

Participants will be provided travel reimbursement to the extent of 3-tier AC train fare, boarding and lodging near Azim Premji University and commute to and from the University to place of lodging for the duration of the program.

Any further communication, may be addressed to


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.

Click here to watch more short films