Sporen van en naar filosofie en filosoferen in het Vlaamse secundair onderwijs | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 110, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-5275
  • E-ISSN: 2352-1244



At present philosophy has only a minor place in the Flemish secondary education curriculum. In the first part of the article, I defend the view that philosophy deserves a place as an autonomous subject in the final two years of secondary school. I sketch the content of such a philosophy course and I propose a didactical model for this course. The second part of the article discusses social tendencies that explain the current debate over whether there should be more philosophy in secondary schools. In the third part I try to explain why philosophy still lacks a structural place in Flemish secondary education. Finally I present a survey of ‘traces’ of philosophy and philosophizing in Flemish secondary education and I formulate a conclusion.


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