Penn’s Project for Philosophy for the Young


Advancing Philosophy Education in the Philadelphia Region

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Ethics Bowl Announcement

Philadelphia Ethics Bowl!   The Philadelphia Ethics Bowl will take place on Saturday, February 8th, 2019 on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. As part of the National High School Ethics Bowl competition, this event features teams from our region.  We are recruiting teams! What: The First Annual Philadelphia Regional High School Ethics Bowl When: Saturday, February 8, 2020 Where: The University of Pennsylvania Who: Teams from schools throughout the city! Here's more information about the event and how to participate:...

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Fall 2019 Update

We are excited to renew our initiatives this year, including philosophy clubs and classes at Philadelphia schools.  We are also teaching a new TIP seminar for teachers, focused on adding philosophical/critical thinking content to lesson plans for 3-5th grades. Also new this fall is an ABCS (Acedemically Based Community Service) class for Penn undergrads that involves students in our high school ethics bowl initiative.  We are helping prepare several High School teams for participation in this rewarding extracurricular activity.

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HS Ethics Bowl Workshop

On May 11th, students and staff members from Girl's High School and Mastery-Shoemaker Secondary School participated in a high school ethics bowl workshop, which took place at the Graduate School of Education (GSE) building on Penn's campus.  The workshop, organized by Dustin Webster, was designed to faciliate the students' participation in ethics bowl competitions by reviewing and discussing cases and structure of bowl matches.  A number of Penn's P4Y people have been working with the students in recent weeks and also joined in help...

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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 and the Graduate School of Education for their support.

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