Character Education in Latin America: Challenges and Opportunities
Austral University, Pilar Campus (Argentina). June 13-14, 2018
Auditorium, IAE Business School
In the last three decades, the social sciences have shown a growing interest in personal and moral formation during childhood and adolescence with various proposals for its implementation. One of the most recent and promising approaches is what is called “character education.”
Although it is not the only way to approach the issue, it has an anthropological, psychological, philosophical and ethical basis that makes both its notion of character and promotion through education the object of reflection of the University of Navarra’s project on Researching and Promoting Character Education in Latin American Secondary Schools.
The international 'Character Education in Latin America: Challenges and Opportunities' conference aims to promote collaboration between Latin American educators and the rest of the world on the present and future of character education and practical integration in the classroom. In addition, the event aims to promote academic debate on the results of the University of Navarra’s project on teacher training and character education, the impetus for research on character education, and the promotion of new research initiatives in Latin America on these issues.
The conference is aimed at professors, researchers, policy makers, parents and, in general, all those interested in the field of moral and civic education.
The Templeton Prize for Character Education in Latin America will be awarded during the event. It seeks to recognize character education projects that are being carried out in schools, motivating teachers to be involved in them and raising awareness of their value through the dissemination of good practices.
On June 15, the Austral University will also hold its Academic Conference on Education.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 30TH OF MAY, 2018
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