50th Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia Hybrid Conference

Dear PESA members,

We are excited to announce PESA’s 50th annual conference. The conference will be held in Sydney, Australia on 8-10 December 2022, as well as online. The theme for our conference is ‘Philosophy of Education in Australasia: Looking Back and Looking Forward.’

The 50th conference will highlight the history of PESA since 1970 and its contributions to, and achievements within, the local and wider philosophical and educational community. Furthermore, the conference will offer opportunities to reflect on the currents of thought, approaches to philosophy of education, and changes to education that have occurred in the last 50 years. When the first PESA conference was held at the University of NSW in 1970, the place of philosophy of education in the Australian and New Zealand educational landscape was very different to what it is today.

This conference will also look forward by considering the place of philosophy in education today and in the future. It will ask: What is the role of philosophy of education in times of both uncertainty and innovation, where truths become fake, and knowledge is precarious and difficult? And, how can philosophy of education help us face contemporary political, ecological, health, humanitarian and other crises?

We invite participants to submit abstracts for presentations and panels by 1 August 2022. Submission instructions and portal details to be advised. (Note that there will be a session for postgraduate students to discuss how PESA can best support them in their research and study.)

Please find the call for papers attached (PESA-Conference-CFP_2022). We will notify you of any important updates. Information can also be found on our website: https://pesa.org.au/conference

For conference enquiries, please contact Andrew Madjar at secretary@pesa.org.au.

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