In a world that is being shaped by COVID-19 and is still facing the existential threats caused by environmental changes and unethical conduct at all levels, Globethics.net’s agenda for strengthening the ethical compass especially in education has never been more relevant.
The conference Building New Bridges Together intends to step up collaboration with Globethics.net part-ners and networks for an alliance that will place ethics at the heart of educational systems to train the next generation of youth and their teachers and institutions and, together, to build knowledge and skills needed in our changing world.
We desire together to develop and broaden our listening and sharing capacities beyond borders and boundaries despite the COVID-19 limitations, and to make use of the opportunities of meeting online to gather a wide diversity of people into a substantial conversation.
This digital conference is designed for maximum participation of participants, with a pre-conference period from 17-24 June leading up to the 3-hour conference on 25 June 2020. It is also designed as a step in an ongoing process that will continue post-conference in order to create impact in our institutions and communities in the teaching and thinking around pressing ethical questions.
The four thematic tracks for the conference are:
1. Creating New Societal Visions in Higher Education: Values for Living Together
2. Bridging the Gaps: Ethical Foundations of Online Teaching and Learning Pedagogies
3. Online Education for a Sustainable Future: Quality and Ethical Standards in Higher Education
4. Ethics and Skills for Responsible Global Leadership
The Globethics.net Building New Bridges Together conference will draw from and build upon the rich and profound experiences in our network of individuals and institutions committed to ethics and upon Globethics.net’s resources – the online, open access library, publications platform, blended learning modules and training materials.