VAPS Conference 2018 - Cultivating Curiosity: Philosophy and STEM Event Banner

From $20 To $220 AUD

VAPS Conference 2018 - Cultivating Curiosity: Philosophy and STEM

Date and Time

Fri 14th Sep - Sat 15th Sep
8:30 am - 4:30 pm


33 Saxon St, Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia

Event description

Keynote Speakers:

Friday Keynote: Dr Tim Sprod, Chair of the Association for Philosophy in Tasmanian Schools, on "Why engage in philosophical inquiry in STEM subjects?"

Saturday Keynote: Krystal De Napoli, from Monash University, on "Indigenous Astronomy and Ethics"


Also featuring:

  • Presentations, workshops and sessions relevant to both Primary and Secondary School Philosophy
  • For VCE teachers, we'll have plenty of focus on the 2019-23 VCAA Study Design, including sessions on ALL the new texts
  • 'Exploring critical issues in STEM via the Ethics Olympiad'
  • 'Naturalism and philosophical thinking: Promoting curiosity by confronting intuition and common sense'
  • 'Pedagogy of Community of Inquiry'
  • Delicious catering by the ASRC
  • A social evening to wrap up on the Saturday night


Come to Scienceworks on Thursday 13th September (10am - 2pm) for an in-action day. Observe expert facilitators conducting philosophical Communities of Inquiry with Year 5-6 students in STEM areas, including a planetarium show!


Event organiser: Victorian Association for Philosophy in Schools

Victorian Association for Philosophy in Schools logo

Supporting philosophical thinking in Victorian schools


This event is supporting


Yalari is a not-for-profit organisation offering secondary education scholarships at leading Australian boarding schools for Indigenous children from regional, rural and remote communities.