Philosophy in Public Spaces – National Gallery of Victoria – Years 8-11

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August 19, 2022 - August 20, 2022

Philosophy in Public Spaces Event for schools for 2022 are open.

This event is for students in Years 8-11 and will take place at the National Gallery of Victoria on the 19th August 2022. Each school is able to bring 10 students.

PIPS events are events run to stimulate philosophical thinking in students. Between 5 – 12 schools attend each PIPS event and bring 10 students each, then those students are mixed up into groups of 10 and placed with a facilitator. The facilitator is a member of VAPS trained in facilitating philosophical communities of inquiry.

PIPS events are run in locations of cultural significance whereby we have access to thought-provoking material. Students observe a chosen stimulus (artwork, exhibition, show) with their mixed-school group and facilitator, before beginning a philosophical discussion about the ‘big ideas’ present in their stimulus to begin their community of inquiry discussion. The facilitator guides students towards philosophical questioning and thought processes, however, the topic is chosen by the students themselves based on the ideas that the stimulus provoked in them.


August 19, 2022
August 20, 2022


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National Gallery Victoria
180 St Kilda Rd
Melbourne, VIC 3006 Australia
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03 8620 2222
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