null Newsletter No 4/2020 - Ethics is about life and it matters


Ethics is about life and it matters

By Obiora Ike

Ethics is about life. It is the study and discipline for rational beings to know the distinction between good and evil. Ethics is about doing the right thing, making the right choices, protecting the common good, promoting good behaviour and avoiding harm. Ethics helps to promote collaboration and community coexistence and is a subject taught within the family, in schools and higher education institutions. Through ethics, young people and adults reconnect with a moral and ethical compass for life by practising virtue. It is indeed clear that without ethics and values-based education, a better world is not possible. Our common challenge, therefore, is to integrate ethics in education so that people think ethically, govern ethically and act ethically.

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International Webinar on International Student Mobility and its Ethical Implications
When: 3-4 December 2020 
Where: Online

What: Conference


Book Launch - "Mission Rediscovered: Transforming Disciples"
When: 2 December 2020 
Where: Online
What: Book launch

V Congreso Internacional de Compliance

When: 1 December 2020 
Where: Online
What: Conference (note that the event will be Spanish)
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Library - open 24 hours for you

Book of the month: Handbook of research on cross-cultural online learning in higher education

This book shares paradigms, perspectives, insights, challenges, and best practices for the instructional design and delivery of cross-cultural adult web-based learning experiences. This book also examines adult learner characteristics and competencies critical for the design of online applications.
New Journal: International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education
This journal aims to: provide a vehicle for scholarly presentation and exchange of information between professionals, researchers and practitioners in the technology-enhanced education field; contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge regarding the use of technology and computers in higher education; and inform readers about the latest developments in the application of information technologies (ITs) in higher education learning, training, research and management.

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Academy - Spring Semester Coming up

Ethics in Higher Education for Teaching Professionals

Learn to recognise, understand and address ethical issues in personal, institutional and professional contexts.


Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development
Discover how the societal engagement of companies across diverse sectors can make a difference in today's world.

Responsible Leadership

Develop critical thinking about the theory and practice of responsible leadership. 
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FaithInvest - Impactful Cooperation. Report of the International Conference in Geneva

Churches and church-related institutions with their pension funds and capital invest billions of dollars worldwide. How can these investments become more consistent with the Christian values and have positive impact on development? This report includes the presentations and discussions of the international conference 16-18 January 2020 in Geneva.
Ethics in Higher Education, a Transversal Dimension. Ética en educación, una dimensión transversal
This sixth volume on ethics in higher education is the result of an international and interdisciplinary seminar focused on the challenges for Latin America. It was jointly organised by the Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA) and South America Programme, in October 2019. The report features 12 authors from universities, governmental and non-governmental organisations from the region and abroad.

The Struggle for Women Empowerment Through Education

This thesis is based on novels by two female authors, Second Class Citizen (1974) by Buchi Emecheta from Ibuzo, Nigeria, and Das verborgene Wort (2001) by Ulla Hahn from Kirchhundem, Sauerland, Germany. It critically discusses the subjugation of women and violence against them through the prism of the novels' main characters.
Le rôle de l'Église maronite dans la construction du Liban
L'auteur étudie en premier lieu l'organisation de l'Église maronite du Liban, et cherche à démontrer l'incidence de celle-ci sur la construction de l'État libanais.

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Network updates

2020 Highlights key contributor to the ICDE Presidents' Forum 2020 took part in this year's ICDE Presidents' Forum 2020 and contributed to discussions with two satellites events organised by East Africa and Latin America regional programmes.

Building New Bridges Together International Conference

In June 2020 organised its annual event online. Two weeks of online networking and activities, and different workshops focusing on four thematic tracks around online education, culminated in an International Webinar on 25 June.  

Peace Day 2020: joins call to governments to re-commit to peace joined over 170 organisations in a statement on International Peace Day, 21 September 2020, to call upon governments to take action for peace.

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