the state of the art of philosophy for children in italy (2006-2007)


  • eleonora zorzi


This contribution presents a research developed in 2007, based on the data gathered during the first Italian meeting of Philosophy for Children which took place in Padua, with the collaboration of the University of Padua. The application forms and the proposals made during the meeting have been used to draw some guide lines of the Italian P4C outline. It is important to underline that this inquiry does not pretend to be complete because some teachers were not able to be present at the meeting and because members of Italian P4C community are increasing every year. For these reasons the portrait presented, even if useful and careful in our opinion, is not complete. The aim of this paper is to describe the different training courses that are present in Italy and that are officially recognized by the Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children (IAPC) and by the International Council for Philosophical Inquiry with Children (ICPIC), and to present a variety of experiences that were realized in Italian regions in 2006/2007. Key words: Italian training courses; Italian experiences; philosophy for children




How to Cite

zorzi, eleonora. (2010). the state of the art of philosophy for children in italy (2006-2007). Childhood & Philosophy, 6(11), pp. 41–54. Retrieved from