Last revision: July 13, 2021 (important change)
Invitation to the
16th International Symposium
Presentations on "restream.io" (link and password will be send to the presenters soon)
Streaming for audience on these channels on YouTube will be published here soon.
|Host||The Institute for Moral-Democratic Competence (IMDC). (https://imdc.info/de/. Under construction) Chair: apl. Prof. em. Dr. Georg Lind, Vice-chair: Dr. Kay Hemmerling, Treasurer; Dr. Leonore Link.|
|Program coordination||Georg Lind (georg.lind [ät] moralcompetence.net), Ewa Nowak and Aida Mofakhami.|
Topic & Aim:
2021 "Outstanding Book Award" by the Moral Development and Education SIG of the Amerian Educational Research Association (AERA)
Moral-democratic competence is urgently needed. Democracy, as a way of living together (John Dewey), is not easy. While most, if not all, of us esteem the moral ideal of democracy, we find it often very difficult, if not impossible, to solve the problems and conflicts which this ideal inevitably produces: How should we decide, when we cannot be just without lying, or cannot be free without being unjust, or cannot be truthful without ending a cooperation? How can we find a solution by thinking and discussion only, instead of using brute force, or deceiving others and ourselves, or by bowing down to some authority, letting them decide for us what is right or wrong?
As research shows, most people lack moral-democratic competence. Most people did not have the opportunity to develop this ability and thus cannot solve the moral dilemmas of democratic life without resorting to violence, deceit or submission to an authority. Hence, they tend to pursue moral ideals with immoral means. Hence, they would behave morally, if they would have the opportunity to develop their moral-democratic competence. As Socrates states: Those who really understand what the right thing to do is, cannot help but do it.
The Symposium brings together scholars and practitioners who have taken up Socrates' insight. They present correlational and experimental studies as well as practical experiences, which deepen our understanding of the meaning and relevance of moral-democratic competence, as well as our methods to foster it.
For important research questions and standard of good moral psychology, see: http://moralcompetence/mut/moral_competence_research.html.
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Bank: Sparkasse Bodensee
IBAN: DE51 6905 0001 0026 5515 07
Purpose: IMDC Symposium
1st day: Lectures with discussion
2nd day: Online workshop on MCT and KMDD
(In preparation - working titles)
Satureday, July 31, 2021 (in English)
Chair: Ewa Nowak
12:00 - 12:10 "Take-over of Georg's Symposium Series Since 1979: Opening of the first international symposium by the new Institute for Moral-Democratic Competence (IMDC) e.V.," by Dr. Leonore Link, IMDC Board.
12:10 - 12:15 "Overview on the Program," by Prof. Ewa Nowak, Chair of the Institute for Ethics, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland.
12:15 - 12:55 "News on Moral Competence -- Its Nature, Relevance and Teachability." apl. Prof. em. Dr. Georg Lind, Institute for Moral-Democratic Competence (IMDC) e.V., Konstanz, Germany.
13:00 - 13:55 "Does Teacher Education Promote Moral Competence? A Cross Sectional Study in Three Chilean Universities." Dr. Daniel Tello, formerly: Universidad de Concepción, Chile, now: Institute for Moral-Democratic Competence (IMDC) e.V., Konstanz, Germany.
14:00 - 14:55 "The Importance of Moral Competence for Language Learning." (asked) Prof. Dr. Roma Kriaučiūnienė, University of Vilnus, Lithuania.
15:00 - 15:55 "Moral Competence and Orientation in Relationship with Emotion Regulation Goals." Dr. Lucia Faiciuc, Romanian Academy.
16:00 - 16:55 "How Moral Competence Prevents Social Divide - Plan for An Empirical Study." Dr. Kay Hemmerling, Institute for Moral-Democratic Competence (IMDC) e.V., Konstanz, Germany.
17:00 - 18:00 "Achievements of Moral Competence Research and Education, and Future Devevelopment." General discussion.
Sympsium continued (in English)
Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021
Chair: Georg Lind
12:00 - 12:55 "Democratic Firms as Learning Environments for Morally Relevant Behavioral Orientations: Hopes and Worries Regarding Democracy in Firms and Enterprises." Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Weber, University of Innsbruck, Institute of Psychology, Innsbruck, Austria.
13:00 - 13:55 "The importance of using developing moral competence for adjudication by social judges." Dr. Pawel Mazur, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland.
14:00 - 14:55 "Moral competence, gender bias and segmentation, effect. Religiosity is not the only cause." Prof. Dr. Ewa Nowak, Poznan, Poland.
------------- Workshop -------------
Chair: Kay Hemmerling
15:00 - 15:05 Opening
16:00 - 16:55 How to check the theoretical validity of the MCT." Introduction by Daniel Tello
Chair: Georg Lind
17:00 - 18:00 "We need more certified KMDD-Teachers!" Outlook: KMDD-Workshops and IMDC-Colloquium series this fall. 17th International Symposium 2022, and more.
Please allow sufficient time for discussion.
Slides should be readable (minimum font size: 18), there should be not too many, and they should not contain too much information or abbreviations.
We suggest that all presenters put their paper on their web-site and send its link to the audience on the chat channel of the conferencing platform. so that they can download them.
Short descriptions and slides of the presentations can be send to the program coordinator: georg.lind[ät] moralcompetence.net for publication on this symposium site.
The online journal "ethics in progress" (editor: Ewa Nowak) invites all presenters to submit their revised paper to this journal.
Last revision: June 22, 2021