International Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW)

Special Interest Group: Critical thinking and beyond: Normative questions of teacher education today

The continued existence of liberal and progressive forms of society and their reputation can no longer be taken for granted. This is one of the reasons why discussions are needed about the plurality, validity, justification and acceptance of values and norms. In our Special Interest Group, we want to bring to the foreground evaluative and normative, i.e. ultimately ethical questions of teacher education, which are often neglected in academic discourse. The SIG thus wants to investigate the question of how philosophical-ethical reflection can be developed and justified in the context of the recognition of values and norms.

The research group will facilitate debates with various actors in teacher training, make hidden issues and conflicts transparent and enter into a constructive exchange with colleagues in teacher training, also internationally. We are planning a workshop entitled "Critical Thinking and Beyond: Normative Issues in Teacher Education" (10-12 February 2021).


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