Ontario Philosophy Teachers’ Association (OPTA) Conference
Monday April 29, 2019
As of January 2018, approximately 24,000 students in grades 11 and 12, in some 420 Ontario high schools, study philosophy. This is the largest number of students in a single jurisdiction in the English-speaking world.
The Ontario Philosophy Teachers’ Association (OPTA) is the official subject association for philosophy teachers in Ontario public and Catholic high schools.
The U of T Department of Philosophy is pleased to be hosting the annual OPTA full-day conference, which consists of a plenary and break-out sessions on topics of two kinds: theoretical sessions led by university professors, and pedagogy-oriented sessions delivered by practicing high school philosophy teachers. Non-professionals may be invited to present relevant topics.
More information and a detailed description of events will be posted closer to the date of the conference.