Dr. Arthur C. Wolf is the Assistant Director at VIP4C and a researcher at the department of Human Development, Learning and Culture (HDLC) at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He is the Education Director at The Thinking Playground (TTP) and previously on the executive board of the International Council for Philosophical Inquiry with Children (ICPIC). 

As Education Director of TTP in Canada, Dr. Wolf teaches the students and volunteers of the TTP how to design their curriculum and how to combine theory with practice. Through the many online meetings, they look into how philosophical ideas relate to, for example, painting, movies, and photography, and then how to relate them to fun activities that further the philosophical inquiries.

He is also collaborating with two schools and a museum in Ivory Coast to implement a variety of philosophical activities. For more, please visit the Thinking Playground website and look under the GLOBAL tab.

Dr. Wolf has also won a grant from the Japanese International Christian University Foundation. The grant allowed (and continues to allow) Arthur to set up a philosophical program at the Contemporary Art Museum (MUCAT) and the Anador High School in Abobo, Ivory Coast. The Philosophy for Children (P4C) program concerns Critical, Creative and Cooperative Thinking Skills and Communal Dialogue. In addition, it allowed Arthur create and teach an online introduction course on P4C, Art and Cultural Differences to Japanese students who then also visit Ivory Coast to participate in the newly set up programs.

Dr. Wolf has taught courses at UBC and works with teachers and students in schools. His research concerns Affect Theory, Philosophy for Children (P4C), and the work of 20th-century French philosopher Gilles Deleuze and focuses on concepts like affect, learning, immanence, thinking, and pedagogy. This involves questions like “What are the roles of affect, emotions, and feelings in thinking and learning?” and, following from that, “What does an affective conception of thinking look like?” and “What are the pedagogical implications of this?” He is now working on his first book for Lexington Books, part of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers!