Recent Publications and Presentations

Knight, S & Collins C, in press, 'Opening teachers' minds to philosophy: the crucial role of teacher education', Educational Philosophy and Theory.

Barbara Reinfeld, Vivienne McQuade and Sue Knight, 'A teachers' guide to Ethical Behaviours', January 2013, ITunes U. Supported by funding from The SA Department of Education and Child Development DECD

'How can we teach Ethics?', invited speaker, Young Minds conference, Sydney, 2012.

Token Skeptic Podcast: On Philosophy In Schools - Philosophy For Children With Dr Sue Knight

Knight, S & Collins, C 'Enlivening the curriculum: the power of philosophical enquiry' Theory and Research in Education, November 2010 8: 305-318.

NSW Ethics Course Trial Final Report, October 2010. Supported by funding from the NSW Department of Education and Training (DET)

Knight, S & Collins, C (2010) 'ETHIC: A procedure for ethical decision making within Society & Environment', Proceedings of the Social Educators' Association of Australia's Biennial Conference, Adelaide, February, 2010.

Bruce, V, Knight, S & Barnes, A (2008) 'Community of Ethical Inquiry, Concept Mapping and an Interactive Whiteboard', Critical & Creative Thinking: The Australasian Journal of Philosophy in Education, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 59-91.

Knight, S (2007) 'Maggie and the Pirate: What role do circumstances play in judging moral rightness and wrongness?' Critical & Creative Thinking: the Australasian Journal of Philosophy in Education, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 55-60.

Collins, C & Knight, S, (2007) 'Engaging Students in the Processes of Rational Ethical Justification: a way forward for social and environmental education? 13th International Conference on Thinking, 13th International Conference on Thinking, Sweden, June 2007, Proceedings - Issue 21, Vol 1.

Collins, C & Knight, S (2007) 'The Role of Dialogue-based Ethical Inquiry in Education for Just Democracy: an intervention study', 13th International Conference on Thinking, Sweden, June 2007, Proceedings - Issue 21, Vol 1.

Collins, C & Knight, S (2007) 'Moral Education: can a 'common values' approach halt the slide from tolerance to relativism?' Negotiating the Sacred IV: Tolerance, Education and the Curriculum, Australian National University, Canberra, September 2007, Proceedings published 2007.

Knight, S & Collins, C (2007) 'Developing Ethical Responsibility: The Role of Values Education', The Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics: Fourteenth Annual Conference, RMIT University, Melbourne, June 2007, Proceedings published November 2007.

Knight, S and Collins, C (2006) 'The Cultivation of Reason-giving: the primary purpose of education?', International Journal of the Humanities, (3),2, pp.187-194

Gallasch, J, Collins, C & Knight, S (2006) 'Effective Environmental Education: The Need for Ethical Inquiry' The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, vol 3. No 4, pp. 77-85.

Knight, S & Collins, C (2006) 'The Australian Values Education Framework: no justification required?' Critical and Creative Thinking: The Australasian Journal of Philosophy in Education, vol.14, no. 2, pp. 32- 49.

Collins, C & Knight, S (2006) 'Where to S&E?' The Social Educator, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 15-18.

Collins, C, & Knight (2006) 'Ethical Inquiry as Central to the Society & Environment Learning Area', Proceedings of the Australian Association for Research in Education National Conference, Adelaide, 2006.


Knight, S (2006) 'Philosophical Inquiry: Its rightful place in the curriculum' Proceedings of the Australian Association for Research in Education National Conference, Adelaide, 2006.

Collins, C & Knight, S (2005) 'Cultivating reason-giving: an alternative paradigm', Critical and Creative Thinking: The Australasian Journal of Philosophy in Education, vol.13, nos. 1&2, pp. 1-33.

'Knight, S & Collins, C, (2005) Book Review of 'Working with Children and Families: Professional, Legal and Ethical Issues' by Linda Newman & Lois Pollnitz, for the Australian Association for Professional & Applied Ethics website, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2005

Knight, S & Collins, C (2000) 'The Curriculum Transformed: Philosophy Embedded in the Learning Areas', Critical and Creative Thinking: The Australasian Journal of Philosophy in Education, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 8-14



Knight, S & Collins, C 'Trouble with tolerance', Letter to the editor, The Australian, June 21st 2006.

Knight, S & Collins, C 'Society depends on moral judgment', Opinion, The Australian, June 16th 2006, p. 14.