Who we are
VAPS promotes critical and creative thinking among young people.Find out more
The Victorian Association for Philosophy in Schools (VAPS) aims to promote the study of philosophy at secondary level, including at VCE level, and to support teachers to cultivate critical, reflective, and creative thought and reasoning in the classroom.
VAPS has a proud history of developing and coordinating engaging and rigorous events for secondary students and teachers of philosophy each year, including two very popular forums for VCE Philosophy each year. These forums are supported by tertiary academics and experts in VCE Philosophy.
VAPS encourages collaboration on best practice teaching through community networks coordinated by experienced teachers of philosophy. And, expert facilitators offer professional development and training for teachers who wish to encourage a spirit of rational inquiry and wonder in their classrooms through ‘communities of inquiry’.
VAPS continues to develop suitable classroom materials for use in the Victorian Curriculum and VCE, and has long advised on and advocated for the development of philosophy in the curriculum in Victoria.”
Supporting teachers in fostering the intellectual and social skills that enable students to think philosophically.Find out more
Our Philosophy in Public Spaces Events are run throughout each calendar school year.View events