CFP: Integrating Dialogic Inquiry and Democracy in Education - Cultivating Reasonableness

Submission deadline: December 1, 2021

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Integrating Dialogic Inquiry and Democracy in Education - Cultivating Reasonableness


“Integrating Dialogic Inquiry and Democracy in Education – Cultivating Reasonableness” is a work that will focus on the real-world application of the Philosophy for/with Children (P4wC) pedagogy in developing reasonableness in individuals through communities of inquiry. This book will be a collection not only of theories but, more importantly, of experiences, discoveries, and innovations employed by P4wC scholars, trainers, and practitioners to transform the concepts and principles developed by Matthew Lipman and Ann Margaret Sharp and enriched by its advocates for the past half a century into an effective pedagogical practice. This collection will draw from the practices of various individuals around the world, making it a comprehensive text available to anyone who wishes to bring the P4wC inside their communities, schools, and classrooms.

Since it is often mistaken, largely due to its name, that P4wC is only applicable to children, this book will also look into how the approach is practiced with adults and how it can be applied in numerous settings such as in courts of justice, parliaments, and governing or regulatory boards, among others. Thus, one important feature of this collection are the discussions on how this democratic pedagogy can be integrated into the teaching and application of various subject areas such as science, mathematics, information technology, business, social sciences, public administration, and health research, to name a few.

In the humble pages of this book, readers will find invaluable information about how reasonableness that is cultivated through a democratic dialogic inquiry can be a powerful tool for nation-building.

The editors wish to invite interested authors to submit their papers focusing on Philosophy for Children, Reasonableness, and Nation-Building; Creating Communities of Inquiry in Subject Areas; Dialogic Inquiry Across Cultures; Assessment Strategies for COI; and P4wC Outside the Classroom. In particular, prospective authors are invited to submit chapter proposals on:

  • P4wC and Democracy
  • Dialogic Inquiry and Reasonableness in P4wC
  • P4wC in Business and Entrepreneurship Education
  • P4wC in Health and Allied Sciences Education
  • P4wC in Humanities and Social Sciences Education
  • P4wC in ICT Education
  • P4wC in Language Education
  • P4wC in STEM Education
  • Employing P4wC in multi-culture and multi-belief contexts
  • Assessment strategies for P4wC
  • P4wC and Outcomes-Based Education
  • Employing P4wC for education in crisis contexts
  • Applying P4wC in society/for nation-building

We also welcome other submissions that may be outside the specified areas but are related to the theme of the book.

The collection of essays will undergo peer and editorial review complaint with the publication ethics and guidelines followed by Springer Nature.

Publication and Submission Details:

For interested authors, kindly accomplish this Google form ( by providing the following details:

  • Author’s name and affiliation
  • Proposed chapter title
  • Around 300 words abstract
  • A brief explanation on how the proposed chapter fits into the theme of the book

The deadline of chapter proposal is on December 1, 2021. Authors of successful submissions will be notified by December 31, 2021.

Book Editors:

Dr. Marella Ada V. Mancenido-Bolaños, University of Santo Tomas

Leander P. Marquez, University of the Philippines Diliman

Cathlyne Joy P. Alvarez-Abarejo, University of the Philippines Diliman

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