New Zealand Association for Philosophy Teachers (NZAPT)

Networking component of the NZAPT The New Zealand Association for Philosophy Teaching (NZAPT) has been set up with the following goals:


First and foremost, to develop Philosophy as a subject taught in NZ Secondary schools

2. To provide training and resources to teachers interested in teaching Philosophy

3. To encourage staff and students to engage in philosophical discussion in all classrooms

4. To liaise with tertiary providers who teach Philosophy

Timeline photos 30/04/2023

The Epicurean Paradox, explained by flow chart


A busy week in the House as usual, but I had a break this morning speaking to the NZ Association of Philosophy Teachers. I talked about my own background learning about and teaching philosophy in schools, and about our need as a nation for people who have creative and critical thinking skills something that can be learned by doing philosophy. I would like many more children to be able to engage in philosophy in schools.

NZ APT » 2022 Conference 24/08/2022

Not long until our annual conference - 29th and 30th September at The Sisters of Compassion Retreat, Wellington

NZ APT » 2022 Conference AccommodationRooms are a mix of singe, twin and double rooms with adjoining modern ensuites across the corridor from each room (they used to be a hospital). There are cooking facilities on site.

Timeline photos 09/07/2022

Philosophy conferences


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NZ Philosophy Teachers conference now has a date and a home! Epsom Girls Grammar Hostel, last 2 days of term 3 (Thursday Sept 30th and Friday October 1st). Apply for your PD leave.

More info as to content coming, but it will have at the very least a mixture of: Philosophy activities to use in classroom, speakers, & discussions on promoting Philosophy teaching.

Philosophy in Schools - YouTube 17/02/2021

Philosophy in Schools YouTube channel with videos from Prof Angie Hobbs, Prof Michael Hand, The Philosophy Foundation, SAPERE, Thinking Space, Dr Laura D'Olimpio, Dr John Taylor, and some celeb ‘interventions’ available here:

Philosophy in Schools - YouTube In the age of “fake news”, “post-truth” politics, and increasing media polarisation, the capacities for critical thought and informed democratic dialogue are...

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