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The Rock Ethics Institute sponsored and co-sponsored events are listed below. If you would like to view our recorded events or interviews, you can find that information on the respective event pages, YouTube, or iTunes U.

Mar 04, 2015

Masking the Meaningful

Why do citizens of the societies we count as democracies fail to react to catastrophic threats? Because those societies aren’t genuine democracies. Electoral choices fail to correspond to the voters’ interests, and citizens cannot identify what is of most concern to them. Climate change is a striking example of this phenomenon. Professor Philip Kitcher, a leading voice in science and ethics issues, will discuss the relationships between the practices of science and of democracy that develop at these conflicting intersections. Kitcher’s talk, part of the Research Ethics Lecture Series, will engage the campus community in a broad discussion about the roles and responsibilities of those of us who are both scientists and citizens.

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Apr 06, 2015

A Game-based Experiential Approach to Teaching Professional Ethics

Does this increase student engagement? Join us when Dr. Thomas P Seager visits Penn State and explains his innovative experimental approach to teaching professional ethics.

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Apr 24, 2015

After Lipman: A Developmental K-6 Ethics Curriculum

Part of the Lippin Lecture Series and the 2015 Moral Literacy Colloquium.

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Apr 24, 2015

2015 Moral Literacy Colloquium - Ethics and Education: Developing Moral Literacy

The 2015 Moral Literacy Colloquium will tap into the collective experience of participants to explore how they understand and practice ethics education in diverse contexts. This will include discussions of best practices, theory development, social and professional issues in moral literacy education, international and cross-cultural approaches to moral literacy education, and proposals for future initiatives relating to ethics education, research, and practice.

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