NOVEMBER 16, 2018 – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE
Video Keynote Address
Jana Mohr Lone
Director, Centre for Philosophy for Children
Affiliate Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Washington.
Jana Mohr Lone is the author of The Philosophical Child (2012), which has been translated into three languages and which explores ways that parents, grandparents, and other adults can stimulate philosophical conversations about children’s questions; co-author of Philosophy in Education: Questioning and Dialogue in Schools a textbook that offers theoretical and practical resources for precollege philosophy educators; and co-editor of Philosophy and Education: Introducing Philosophy to Young People (2012), which examines various issues involved in teaching philosophy to young people. Since 1995 she has worked with pre-college teachers and students in Seattle schools and around the country and with university graduate and undergraduate students, parents, school administrators, and others interested in philosophical inquiry with young people. A frequent writer and speaker about pre-college philosophy, Jana is the founding president and current member of the Executive Committee of PLATO (Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization), the founding editor-in-chief of the journal Questions: Philosophy for Young People, and from 2009 to 2015 the chair of the American Philosophical Association Committee on Pre-College Instruction in Philosophy. She writes the blog Wondering Aloud: Philosophy with Young People.