Dr. Amber Makaiau will be attending the Teaching Tolerance Annual Advisory Board Meeting which consists of an important group of teachers, counselors, media specialists, school- and district-level administrators and education professors who volunteer their time to review resources, try curriculum and act as ambassadors for Teaching Tolerance. More information here.
Dr. Chad Miller will be attending the Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization’s conference (PLATO) in Chicago. More information can be found by clicking here.
This summer, Uehiro Academy faculty Dr. Benjamin Lukey, Dr. Toby Yos, and Dr. Thomas Jackson will lead an exchange group of educators to Japan to work with schools, teachers, and students in Sendai and Tokyo. This is the 10th year of what continues to be an increasingly productive exchange between p4c Hawaii and Japan. More information coming soon!
In June 2017, students and teachers at the Gifu University, Faculty of Education, Affiliated Junior High School experimented with using philosophy for children Hawai‘i to teach social studies. The teacher—Yoshihiro Maeda—learned about p4cHI from his advisor, Dr. Noboru Tanaka. The focus of their inquiry was a reflection on history. The students generated questions, voted, and the questions with the most votes were, “Will World War 3 happen in near future?” and “Why did Japan lose WW2?” Students asked further questions and shared their perspectives on the purpose of learning history and about war, history education. To learn more about the school visit: https://www.fuzoku.gifu-u.ac.j
Read this first review of the Routledge International Handbook of Philosophy for Children: http://www.ojs.
At the end of this month, Dr. Jackson will be in Bosnia and Herzegovina, spreading the P4C spirit! He will be presenting with Dr. Stefanie Sweeney on Philosophy, Primal Wonder and the Future of Education! Click here for the poster.
The 30th Uehiro Essay Contest Winner has been announced! Aftercareful consideration, the winner, sixth grade student, Kawabata Marin, from the Anjo Elementary School has deeply moved readers with her writing. She was officially awarded the honor in a ceremony by the Minister of Education and Science. Read her essay, “Living Life Forward Looking Up,” clicking here.
In March, the Uehiro Academy will be hosting its annual p4cHI research exchange. Participants in this exchange will be coming from Japan and the neighbor islands. Check back for more information!