Symposium on “Philosophy of education and philosophy teaching. From knowledge transmission to building competencies”, within the framework of World Philosophy Day 2010

©Ruedi Baur
Poster for the International Celebration of World Philosophy Day 2010 at UNESCO

How is education in general, and philosophy teaching in particular, affected by the current paradigm shift where education is no longer conceived of as a process of knowledge transmission but as the building of competencies?
The promotion of the competence-based approach can be analyzed in different ways, namely as a result of new scientific discourses that inform expertise in the field of education, and also as a symptom of a time dominated by the imperatives of growth and evaluation. This evolution can be also interpreted as a sign of a crisis that more thoroughly affects our representation of knowledge, notably as disinterested knowledge.
These are the questions and interpretations that will be addressed by the present symposium. More specifically, it will examine how the development of the competence-based paradigm impacts philosophy teaching. How, indeed, does this new development influences programmes and teaching standards?

The symposium is co-organized with the Collège international de philosophie, the "Philolab" Association and IUFM of Créteil/Paris Est Créteil University.

Access to the symposium is upon presentation of an invitation and ID. To receive the invitation, please write to, or call +33 (0)1 45 68 45 48.


Type of Event Category 8-Symposium
Start 19.11.2010 07:00 local time
End 19.11.2010 15:30 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Goucha, Moufida
Organizer UNESCO
Contact Human Security, Democracy and Philosophy Section,, 01 45 68 45 48
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Room IX
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event French
Estimated number of participants 100
Official Website World Philosophy Day 2010 / Journée mondiale de la philosophie 2010
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