Programme details

Friday June 3rd 2016

 

 

 

Half day 1 Generating Ideas

9.00 – 9.15 Registration  
 

9.15 – 9.30

 

Introduction to   EPIC International Dr Catherine McCall, EPIC International, Scotland
9.30 -10.15 Philosophical Introductions

 

 

Led by Ms Ieva Rowena, EPIC International, Latvia

This stimulating activity will ‘jump start’ your philosophical thinking and exchange with other participants

10.15 – 11.00 Signs and Symbols

 

 

 

Facilitated by Ms Radmila Sutton, EPIC International, England

What is a distinction?  A sign is always sign for something else – but in itself (or for itself?) or for a person that does not understand it, it has no meaning. When is stone  a sign and when is it just a stone?

11.00 – 11.30 Comfort break+ coffee  
11.30 – 12.15  

A Taste of CoPI

 

 

 

Chaired by drs Ed Weijers, EPIC International, the Netherlands

Usually practised for 20 hours, this session gives you a little flavour of the experience of the Community of Philosophical Inquiry

 

12.15 – 13.30

 

Lunch

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Half day 2 Ideas in Action

 

13.30 – 13.45 Registration  
 

13.45 -14.00

 

Introduction to   EPIC International Ms Radmila Sutton, EPIC International, England
14.00 – 14.45

 

The Four Table Experiment  

 

Led by drs Ed Weijers, EPIC International, the Netherlands

You will discover in an active way how simple objects turn out to be fundament breakers. A playful challenge. ‘Things’ will never be the same for you again.

14.45 – 15.30  

Philosophy in Prisons: Critical Thinking and Community of Inquiry

 

Presented by Prof Duncan Pritchard & Dr Mary Bovill, Edinburgh University, Scotland

This presentation will describe the Philosophy in Prisons project piloted in Low Moss and Cornton Vale prisons in 2015

 

15.30 – 16.00

 

Comfort break+ coffee

 
16.00 – 17.00  

A Taste of CoPI

 

 

 

Chaired Dr Catherine McCall, EPIC International, Scotland

Usually practised for 20 hours, this session gives you a little flavour of the experience of the Community of Philosophical Inquiry

 

Saturday June 4th 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Half day 3 Examining Ideas

 

9.00 – 9.15 Registration  
 

9.15 – 9.30

 

 

Introduction to   EPIC International

 

drs Ed Weijers, EPIC International, the Netherlands

9.30 -10.15 Connections

 

 

 

Led by Radmila Sutton, EPIC International, England

In order to understand  the world we make connections,  making new connections is part of creative thinking, can all words be connected by a linking idea?

10.15 – 11.00 Fallacies Workshop

 

 

 

Facilitated by Dr Catherine McCall, EPIC International, Scotland

Have you ever known that a politician or pundit is wrong in the argument they make, but can’t put your finger on why? This workshop will show one of the common ways that pundits mislead the public.

11.00 – 11.30 Comfort break+ coffee  
11.30 – 12.15  

A Taste of CoPI

 

 

 

Chaired by drs Ed Weijers, EPIC International, the Netherlands

Usually practised for 20 hours, this session gives you a little flavour of the experience of the Community of Philosophical Inquiry

12.15 – 13.30  

Lunch

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Half day 4 The Power of Ideas

 

13.30 – 13.45 Registration  
 

13.45 -14.00

 

Introduction to   EPIC International Dr Catherine McCall, EPIC International, Scotland
 

14.00 – 14.45

 

Who am I?  

Led by Radmila Sutton, EPIC International, England

How do we define ourselves? What makes you YOU?  What features or qualities are important for your identity?

14.45 – 15.30 Fruitful Oppositions – a way to move using Philographics

 

 

Facilitated   by drs Ed Weijers, EPIC International, the Netherlands

We need landmarks. Clear positions to find our way and to understand things. Complete opposite and non-synthesizable ideas help us. They also push us to move conceptually. Are you an individual or member of a group?

15.30 – 16.00 Comfort break+ coffee  
16.00 – 17.00  

A Taste of CoPI

 

 

 

Chaired Dr Catherine McCall. EPIC International, Scotland

Usually practised for 20 hours, this session gives you a little flavour of the experience of the Community of Philosophical Inquiry