PESA Conference 2017

Birth, Death and Rebirth:
Does philosophy of education need a new Subject?

1-5 Dec 2017, Crowne Plaza, Newcastle, Australia

Annual PESA Conference

General Conference Information

The annual PESA conference provides the major venue in Australasia for the presentation of research papers and discussions about philosophy of education. In recent years, the conference has been held in exotic locations, including Hong Kong (2005) and Hawaii (2009).

Conference Participation

The tradition of the Society is to provide a supportive environment for the presentation of papers and the encouragement of a more profound understanding of practical and theoretical issues in education. Those new to the philosophy of education are always welcome.

Previous PESA Conferences

  • 2016 Fiji
  • 2015 Melbourne (ACU)
  • 2014 Hamilton (Tina Besley, Michael A. Peters, Jayne White, Hamilton, New Zealand)
  • 2013 Melbourne (University of Melbourne)
  • 2012 Taiwan (Ruyu Hung, National Chiayi University, Taiwan)
  • 2011 Auckland (Nesta Devine, Andrew Gibbons, AUT University)
  • 2010 Perth and Margaret River (Bruce Haynes, Felicity Haynes, Murdoch University and Tingrith Farm
  • 2009 Hawaii (Hunter McEwan, University of Hawaii, Manoa)
  • 2008 Brisbane (Eleanor Horton, Queensland University of Technology)
  • 2007 Wellington (Robert Shaw, Open Polytechnic of New Zealand)
  • 2006 Sydney (Jim Mackenzie, The University of Sydney)
  • 2005 Hong Kong (Derek Sankey, Hong Kong Institute of Education)
  • 2004 Melbourne (John Ozolins, Australian Catholic University)
  • 2003 Auckland (Peter Fitzsimons, University of Auckland)
  • 2000 Sydney (Marjorie O'Loughlin, University of Sydney - with INPE)
  • 2002 Brisbane (Mark Freakley, All Hallows School)
  • 2001 Perth (Bruce Haynes, Edith Cowan University)

Further Details and Proceedings are available in the conference archive


Important Dates

Call for Papers

Location &
General Info

Public Discussion Panel: Why Teach Philosophy or Ethics in Schools?


Crowne Plaza, Newcastle
NSW Australia



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