The 14th Biennial World-Conference will take place at the University of Calabria, Cosenza (Italy), August 20-23, 2014


Organized by In collaboration with
john-dewey-society European John Dewey Society  LOGO-2

Comune di Santa Severina

University of Calabria
University of Basilicata
University of Salerno
University of Rome “Tor Vergata”

The conference theme for 2014 is:
“Old and new generations in the 21st century: Shifting landscapes of education”


Papers are invited for the 14th conference of the International Network of Philosophers of Education. Papers should have a philosophical bearing on education or childrearing.

Conference papers and discussions will be organised around the following sub-themes:

  • Authority and responsibility in teacher-student/parent-child relationships today
  • The 21st century school and university as sites for democracy
  • The impact of new technologies for teaching and learning
  • Changing conceptions of youth and adulthood
  • The neuroscientific turn in education and childrearing
  • Shifting boundaries between public and private dimensions of education and childrearing
  • Education, childrearing and the search for a common world
  • Italian philosophies of education

Download the Call for Papers of INPE 2014 here!


Dear Colleague,

the day of our important Conference is near. I would like to give you all the final indications in order to make sure that all the arrangements will meet your expectations.  It is extremely important that you communicate ASAP your place of accommodation (Hotel, Motel, B&B) along with the timetable of your arrival and departure to make sure that you all will find a transfer bus from and to your final destination. If you haven’t booked your hotel yet please do so (we have arranged special rates for the participants with the Hotel S. Francesco-Four Stars-, via G. Ungaretti n. 2; 87036 Rende (Cosenza) phone number +390984461721. Fax +390984464520 Email:  For PHD students and for scholars from low income countries we are pleased to provide free accommodations C/O Residence Campus University of Calabria. In order to book for the Campus just write your timetable to the following: Regarding the fee payments as described on the website, only if your payment wasn’t successful, you will be able to pay the fees only by cash on your arrival. Scholars who paid through university, please provide us  with the information of the University you belong to. Please bring along a piece of Identification and receipt of the payment fee. If you have special needs, please communicate ASAP your needs.

Best regards

Giuseppe Spadafora