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Perth Philosothon

In 2007 Hale School in Perth Western Australia embarked on a bold new project to promote higher order thinking among secondary school students. The success of Philosothons in WA has largely been due to its close association with APIS. The WA Philosothon grew each year eventually involving 30 schools and all the major WA universities. Recently APIS has taken up the mantle from Hale School, and in collaboration with the University of Western Australia hosts the competition. 

Taking the form of a 'community of inquiry' students from a diverse range of schools collaborate to answer a philosophical question. Given university grade stimulus material written by well respected academics, students are exposed to a wide range of philosophical disciplines, including epistemology, ethics, and metaphysics.

 

Philosothon aims for vernacular accessibility and collaboration over competition and speciality. As a result, Philosothon is judged not on how many philosophical concepts you can slide into the conversation or how well you can 'debate' your teammates. Ultimately, Philsothon is a safe and collaborative space that allows students from all year groups, knowledge and skills to work together and enrich each other. 

Philosothon also provides students the opportunity to progress to the Australasian Philosothon which is held in an Australian Capital city each year. 

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$190 per team

5:00pm-9:00pm, 21st of September

University of Western Australia

Perth Philosothon

In 2007 Hale School in Perth Western Australia embarked on a bold new project to promote higher order thinking among secondary school students. The success of Philosothons in WA has largely been due to its close association with APIS. The WA Philosothon grew each year eventually involving 30 schools and all the major WA universities. Recently APIS has taken up the mantle from Hale School, and in collaboration with the University of Western Australia hosts the competition. 

Taking the form of a 'community of inquiry' students from a diverse range of schools collaborate to answer a philosophical question. Given university grade stimulus material written by well respected academics, students are exposed to a wide range of philosophical disciplines, including epistemology, ethics, and metaphysics.

 

Philosothon aims for vernacular accessibility and collaboration over competition and speciality. As a result, Philosothon is judged not on how many philosophical concepts you can slide into the conversation or how well you can 'debate' your teammates. Ultimately, Philsothon is a safe and collaborative space that allows students from all year groups, knowledge and skills to work together and enrich each other. 

Philosothon also provides students the opportunity to progress to the Australasian Philosothon which is held in an Australian Capital city each year. 

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$190 per team

5:00pm-9:00pm, 21st of September

University of Western Australia

South-West Philosothon

Inspired by the example set by the Perth Philosothon, in 2014 Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School hosted the inaugural South-West Philosothon. In collaboration with Jane Kirkham, Dr Felicity Haynes and Alison Freeman, the South-West Philosothon engaged students from Australind to Margaret River. 

Being held annually, the South-West Philosothon has sent representatives to the Australasian Philosothon. The competition is currently held at Georgiana Molloy Anglican School in Busselton. The South-West Philosothon continues APIS's mission of enhancing the accessibility of Philosophy in schools and ensuring that regardless of geography, students have the ability to develop their critical thinking skills.

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$150 per team

5:15pm-9:00pm, 27th of October

Georgiana Molloy Anglican School

South-West Junior Philosothon

At APIS we believe that Philosophy shouldn't just be restricted to high schools! Under the pioneering vision of Alison Freeman the South-West introduced a 'Junior Philosothon' for students in years 4-7. Founded in 2019, the South-West Junior Philosothon has engaged 12 primary schools ranging from Bunbury to Pemberton and has drawn observerss from Perth including St Hilda's and Scotch College.  Off to a flying inaugural year APIS is very excited to see how the competition grows in the coming years.

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This Event is fully registered

17th of September

Geographe Primary School