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2015 Moral Literacy Colloquium

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.
When Apr 24, 2015 6:30 PM to
Apr 25, 2015 5:00 PM
Where Nittany Lion Inn / Rackley Building
Contact Name
Contact Phone 814-863-5911
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 Ethics and Education: Developing Moral Literacy

Friday, April 24 - Saturday, April 25, 2015 
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, Pennsylvania

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Featured Presenters

Sue Knight
University of South Australia
2015 Richard B. Lippin Lecturer in Ethics
“After Lipman: A New Developmental K-6 Ethics Curriculum”

Deborah Schussler
The Pennsylvania State University
"'Be the Ball:' How Dispositions Can Enhance Moral Sensibilities and Achieve Quality Teaching"

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About the Colloquium

Ethics and Education: Developing Moral Literacy is organized by the Rock Ethics Institute and opens on Friday, April 24 at 6:00 p.m. at the Nittany Lion Inn and continues on Saturday, April 25 in the Rackley Building of the University Park campus.

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.

Call for Papers

Ethics and Education: Developing Moral Literacy will provide a context for discussion of the theory and practice of moral literacy as embedded in educational contexts. In addition to a range of relevant discussions within this year’s theme, we are particularly interested in presentations that explore current or potential applications of ethics education in K-12, University, and international settings. We are also interested in presentations that situate moral literacy education in relation to other models for ethics education, in cross-cultural contexts, and within interdisciplinary approaches to ethics education. The audience will be comprised of a mix of faculty, practitioners, and graduate students from a variety of disciplines within education, the humanities, and social sciences. The two days will feature keynote speakers and several interactive sessions and there will be an emphasis on interaction among all participants across both days. There is no fee for attending. All meals are provided for all participants Friday evening through Saturday evening. Early registration is encouraged, as space for the event is limited.

If you would like to deliver a paper or facilitate an interactive workshop at the colloquium, we would be pleased to consider your proposal. Please note we have a capacity for a limited number of papers/workshops. Send a title and a 300-word abstract for the proposed paper or workshop by Monday, March 16, 2015 to the attention of Dr. Michael D. Burroughs at rockethics@psu.edu. Please use the email subject line: “2015 Moral Literacy Colloquium Submission”.