Philosophy for Everyone

The Philosophy for Everyone Program currently offers:

1. In-person philosophy courses during school day hours at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. We invite inquiries from interested students, teachers, administrators, parents, guardians, and others. In-person courses typically last for 4-6 weeks and involve one meeting per week for 30-50 minutes, depending on age. Please contact Chris Framarin at chris.framarin@ucalgary.ca for more information, discussion, or scheduling.

2. Online philosophy courses during school day hours for students who are home schooling or participating in online schooling. During the fall semester of 2022, our available courses include:

Session #1:
Mondays, Oct. 3 – Nov. 7 (five weeks, no meeting on Thanksgiving), 1:00 – 1:45
Ages 12-16
Instructor: Yosh Kobasigawa
Registration Site (registration opens Monday, Sept. 26 at 12:00 noon):
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/philosophy-for-everyone-university-of-calgary-ages-12-16-tickets-421867837057

Session #2:
Mondays, Oct. 3 – Nov. 7 (five weeks, no meeting on Thanksgiving), 2:00 – 2:45
Ages 9-12
Instructor: Yosh Kobasigawa
Registration Site (registration opens Monday, Sept. 26 at 12:00 noon):
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/philosophy-for-everyone-university-of-calgary-ages-9-12-tickets-421876583217?aff=erellivmlt

Session #3:
Thursdays, Oct. 6 – Nov. 10, 11:00 – 11:30
Ages 9-12
Instructor: Reid BuchananRegistration Site (registration opens Monday, Sept. 26 at 12:00 noon):
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/university-of-calgary-philosophy-for-everyone-ages-9-12-tickets-417511156107?aff=erellivmlt

Session #4:
Thursdays, Oct. 6 – Nov. 10, 11:45 – 12:15
Ages 9-12
Instructor: Reid BuchananRegistration Site (registration opens Monday, Sept. 26 at 12:00 noon):
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/university-of-calgary-philosophy-for-everyone-ages-9-12-tickets-417499751997?aff=erellivmlt

The facilitators for these courses are faculty members and graduate students at the University of Calgary.

Please click on the links above for more information about individual sessions or to register.

These programs focus on building critical thinking, listening, and communication skills through age specific, fun philosophical questions, like:

What is a friend?

Is the forest important?

Can you step in the same river twice?

We also have interest in collaborating with philosophy clubs at the middle school or high school levels, during or after school.

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Interested in learning more about P4E?

Please contact us for more information about Philosophy for Everyone, or to inquire about participating.

Contact us

Dr. Chris Framarin
Coordinator, Philosophy for Everyone Program
University of Calgary
chris.framarin@ucalgary.ca or 403.220.5532 (office) / 587.578.3753 (cell)

Dr. Ian Winchester
Werklund School of Education Contact
winchest@ucalgary.ca or 403.220.5628 (office) / 403.975.47327 (cell)