Started in 1984 by Dr. Thomas Jackson, p4c Hawaii (p4cHI) is an educational movement whose mission is to prepare, support and sustain educators, researchers and students who engage in or are interested in engaging in philosophy for children (p4c). Throughout its history, p4c in Hawaii has been dedicated to improving the ability of Hawaii's students to think for themselves and to act in intellectually responsible ways.
Currently, p4c Hawaii is carried forward by a highly experienced and committed core group of Department of Education teachers, faculty at the University of Hawaii at Manoa's Uehiro Academy for Philosophy and Ethics in Education, faculty at the University of Hawaii at Manoa's College of Education, and private school educators. p4c Hawaii is now recognized around the world as an effective approach to teaching and learning that helps participants develop their own "intellectually safe inquiry community" and to grow as co-participants engaged in philosophically fruitful reflections on issues that matter to them.
To meet the growing worldwide interest in p4cHI, the UH Uehiro Academy is bringing together students, educators, and community members from across the world through our Summer Symposium.
You can check out our Symposium Program from last year to get an idea of what to expect.
Our 2020 Symposium has been postponed, please stay tuned for more information!