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    Jon Lamotte

    Chairperson

    chairperson@apiswa.org.au

    Jon Lamotte is the Acting Head of Department of Philosophy, Values and Religion at Hale School WA. He has completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing & Information Systems) at Curtin, a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology & Philosophy with Honours) at UWA and a Graduate Diploma in Education at Notre Dame Fremantle. Jon has worked in IT for 16 years and has been a tutor and casual lecturer at Notre Dame in Philosophy and Ethics. As a member APIS (WA) since 2013 Jon has helped foster the core aims of the association and is the current Chairperson.

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    Dr Laura D'Olimpio

    Executive

    laura.dolimpio@nd.edu.au

    Dr Laura D’Olimpio is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at The University of Notre Dame Australia. Laura completed her PhD ‘The Moral Possibilities of Mass Art’ at The University of Western Australia. Laura has published in the areas of philosophical pedagogy, aesthetics and ethics and is a regular contributor to The Conversation and Radio National’s Philosopher’s Zone. Laura is Chairperson of the Federation of Australasian Philosophy in Schools Associations (FAPSA) and co-editor of the Journal of Philosophy in Schools (http://www.ojs.unisa.edu.au/index.php/jps/).

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    Dr Alan Tapper

    Executive

    alandtapper@gmail.com

    Alan Tapper taught philosophy in Perth for about 20 years, mainly at Edith Cowan University. He was Chair of the Reference Group that designed the WACE Philosophy and Ethics course. He has co-written three textbooks for that course, entitled Philosophy and Ethics (Impact Publishing). He now works at the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy, Curtin University.

    http://www.curtin.edu.au/research/jcipp/people/index.cfm/A.Tapper

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    Belinda Overmeire

    Executive

    bovermeire@mlc.wa.edu.au

    Belinda Overmeire completed a BA at the University of Western Australia, majoring in Philosophy and History. She teaches the WACE Philosophy & Ethics course at Methodist Ladies’ College, Claremont. Prior to MLC, she taught secondary students in remote aboriginal communities in WA.

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    Stephanie Massey

    Executive

    stephanie.massey1@my.nd.edu.au

    Stephanie Massey is a Religious Studies teacher at Hale School in WA. Originally from the UK, Stephanie has been teaching for nine years and is currently studying towards a Professional Doctorate in Education at The University of Notre Dame Australia. Her Thesis focuses on whether philosophical inquiry can develop critical thinking capabilities in secondary school children. Stephanie was Secretary of the Association for Philosophy in Schools (APIS, WA) from 2014-2016 and is now the current Secretary for the Federation of Australasian Philosophy in Schools Associations (FAPSA).

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    Dr Stephan Millett

    Executive

    S.Millett@exchange.curtin.edu.au

    Stephan is Director of the Centre for Applied Ethics and Philosophy, Executive Officer for the Human Research Ethics Committee and Adviser in Research Integrity at Curtin University of Technology. He is a former newspaper editor, journalism academic and school teacher. He was awarded his PhD in Philosophy from Murdoch University in 1996.

     

    From 1998 to early 2005 Stephan worked in classrooms pioneering the introduction of philosophy and ethics to schools. He has taught philosophy in, and developed materials for, all classes from pre-primary to Year 12 and has worked with teachers to incorporate philosophical methods into their classroom practice. He was the writer for a new post-compulsory high school course in Philosophy and Ethics for the WA Curriculum Council and has written textbooks for this course with Alan Tapper. In addition, he conducts many professional development workshops for teachers and ethics workshops for the public service and other professionals. He is on the committee of the Western Australian branch of the Australian College of Educators and is a former chair of the WA Association for Philosophy in Schools.

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    Alison Freeman

    Executive

    alison.freeman@education.wa.edu.au

    Alison Freeman is a Philosophy in schools teacher and co-ordinator based at Pemberton District High School. Pemberton has had Philosophy in schools as a Priority for 4 years and has classes running from Pre Primary to Year 10. Alison became Level 2 trained in 2004 and has been working extensively in the Warren Blackwood District to promote Philosophy in schools. She has supported a number of schools who have also taken on Philosophy In Schools as a whole school priority and has modelled lessons for teacher development. Pemberton has hosted a number of Level 1 trainer courses in which Alison has supported, including bringing along students from Pemberton to demonstrate lessons in action. Teachers have feedback that this model clarified the process. Alison looks forward to establishing a Level 1 refresher course in the District and is hoping that Warren Blackwood will be able to host a Level 2 trainer course in the future.