Hermann J. Abs
University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
JURE Assistant Coordinator: Catherine Näpflin
Pädagogische Hochschule Luzern. Switzerland
SIG 13 addresses questions of moral and democratic education from a scientific perspective with a particular focus on theoretically founded empirical research. Moral education means education to improve the learner's moral competence and actions, and democratic education deals with the furthering of democratic knowledge, attitudes, and actions in all their facets.
Moral and democratic competences are key issues in today's society. Competencies of this kind are topics in the school curricula of most countries; however, moral and democratic education mostly play a minor role in teaching, and where it is seen as important, it is usually not based on research outcomes but on traditions which oftentimes are quite questionable from a scientific point of view. The aim of SIG 13 is to promote warranted moral and democratic education, i.e., moral and democratic education that capitalizes on research in learning, development, and education, both in school and outside.
SIG 13 "Moral and Democratic Education"
Dates: 6th - 9th of July, 2016
Theme: Professionals' Ethos and Education for Responsibility
Place: University of Salzburg, Austria
First call for papers
Second call for papers
Deadline for proposals: 15th of February, 2016 (extended)
Deadline for EARLY BIRD registration: 1st of May, 2016
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