Penn’s Project for Philosophy for the Young


Advancing Philosophy Education in the Philadelphia Region

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Philadelphia Ethics Bowl Report

Report from the Philadelphia High School Ethics Bowl:   We are excited to report that the inaugural Philadelphia Regional High School Ethics Bowl took place on Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at the Perry World House on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. Six teams of high school students from across the Philadelphia School District took part, engaging in a fun and challenging competition that uses critical thinking skills to foster a collaborative exploration of important ethical issues. The students were well-prepared...

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P4Y at Upcoming Conference

P4Y to Present at Upcoming Philosophy of Education Conference:   Dustin Webster, Allauren Forbes, and Michael Vazquez will be presenting a panel at the Philosophy of Education Society Annual Meeting, March 6-9 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. They will be discussing various initiatives of Penn’s Program for Philosophy for the Young. An emphasis of the session will be how Penn’s P4Y programming is driven by what we view as the ethical imperative to bring philosophy to underserved and marginalized populations of students. While the...

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P4Y at the APA Eastern Conference (Part 2)

APA Conference Report (Part 2):   One of the great features of APA conferences is the APA-AAPT Teaching Hub sessions. The AAPT (American Association of Philosophy Teachers) is dedicated to the teaching of philosophy and the Teaching Hub at this year’s APA Eastern had a number of interesting panels. The AAPT also collaborates with PLATO (Philosophy and Learning Teaching Organization) which advocates and supports pre-college philosophy, and P4Y was very happy and grateful to participate in a PLATO-sponsored panel focused on...

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Thank You to Our Supporters!

We are grateful recipients of a grant from the Penn School of Arts and Sciences’  Making a Difference in Diverse Communities Initiative. We also thank the Netter Center for Community Partnerships, the Graduate School of Education, the Teachers Institute of Philadelphia, the Penn Carey Law School, and the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy for their support.

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