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Globethics.net Newsletter on Ethics in Higher Education No 6/2018

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Editorial

The Teacher: Facilitator? Dictator? Innovator? Ethical Authority?

By Prof. Christoph Stückelberger, President and Founder of Globethics.net

"You are such a convincing teacher" said the student. "Why?" asked the professor. "You are so modest." "But this is normal", replied the teacher. "No, most of our professors behave like half-Gods as if they have all the truth and we are nothing." I could not forget this interaction that I heard.
 
Violence against teachers is an increasing concern worldwide, especially at secondary school level with (male) teenagers attacking their teachers. In addition corporal punishment of children by teachers is still a legal means of punishment in 69 countries. In India, 83% of boys and 73% of girls experienced corporal punishment by their teachers in 2017, as UNESCO has reported in reference to the Global Learning Initiative:  Know Violence in Childhood. Violence and bullying among children as peers affects 9-25% of school children in Western countries. Violence in higher education is less obvious, taking the form of verbal threats, asking for bribes, trading sex for grades, unequal treatment and disrespect.
 
 
 

upcoming events and training

Introducing the Globethics.net Catelogue of Products
The Globethics.net Catalogue of Products for 2018 / 2020, released in June 2018, features a range of products and services from training courses, education materials (books, articles) and mentoring, to digital library services and tailored consultation services. Discover them
 

 

Book Launch: Poetry and Ethics. Inventing possibilities in which we are moved to action and how we live together, 5 July 2018
The Goethe Institute and Globethics.net are organising the book launch for the new Globethics.net Global Series book, ‘Poetry and Ethics: Inventing possibilities in which we are moved to action and how we live together' in Kigali, Rwanda. More information

 

Environmental and sustainability ethics webcast series

Open Enrolment: Train the Trainers Ethics in Higher Education Programme September 2018

The Globethics.net Academy has opened enrollment for the train-the-trainers programme on Ethics in Higher Education starting in September 2018. Read more

 

Call for papers: International Conference on Ethics, Nairobi, Kenya
The Globethics.net East Africa regional programme in collaboration with The Catholic University of Eastern Africa is organising an international conference under the theme "Mainstreaming Ethics in Higher Education". Learn more
 

 

Competition: Best environment and sustainability paper or video
Globethics.net in collaboration with CITVN is organising a competition. Participants are invited to answer the question "Sustainability, Ethics and Action: What Can We Do?" using examples of good practice in the form either of an essay or of a video. Learn more
 

 

Events in our Network

What: 6th International Conference on Ethics Education
When: 3-5 October 2018
Where: Stellenbosh, South Africa
More information click here

What: International Conference on Ethics. Mainstreaming Ethics in Higher Education
When: 29-31 October 2018
Where: Nairobi, Kenya
More information click here

 

Looking for collaboration opportunities? Globethics Consortium
Join our Globethics Consortium on Ethics in Higher Education as an Individual Member and you can apply to join the Pool of Experts with opportunities to share your expertise and knowledge with a wider audience around the world.

Addressing the need of integrating Ethics in Higher Education, in 2017, Globethics.net created the Globethics Consortium on Ethics in Higher Education. Its aim is to create a marketplace that enables and encourages interaction between Consortium Members generating a synergy that is beneficial to all involved. ... Read more

 

 

 

LIBRARY

Book of the Month

Open Education. International Perspectives in Higher Education

Open Education: International Perspectives in Higher Education Edited by Patrick Blessinger and TJ Buss

Open Education provides a great mix of research and authentic application of "open" education which is global in perspective. The contributions provide insightful evidence that open up education as an ecosystem that is on the tipping point of crossing the chasm from sharing to learn to learning to share. Read more

 

New Journals

Cuestiones de género: de la igualdad y la diferencia

Cuestiones de género: de la igualdad y la diferencia

Cuestiones de género: de la igualdad y la diferencia es una revista académica de acceso abierto y periodicidad anual creada por iniciativa del Seminario Interdisciplinar de Estudios de las Mujeres de la Universidad de León. Está abierta a todos los trabajos de investigación realizados en el área de los estudios feministas y de la mujer con el objetivo de afianzar un espacio académico e interdisciplinar de indagación, encuentro y debate sobre el género. Read more

 

Persona y bioética

Persona y Bioética

In keeping with the principles of the Department of Bioethics at the Universidad de La Sabana School of Medicine, the fundamental mission of this scientific journal is to circulate the findings of academic research, teaching and social projection, through articles, essays, reports and other works that focus on a search for the truth, emphasizing respect for the transcendent dignity of mankind, unconditional promotion and protection of human life in all its dimensions, and a commitment to future generations. Read more

 

Library Tip

Six Tricks to Master Globethics.net Library

Six Tricks to Master the Globethics.net Library

Globethics.net librarians give you six tricks to use when searching the Globethics.net Library. Discover them now

 


Publications

New Publications

African Church Assets Handbook

Poetry and Ethics: Inventing Possibilities in Which We Are Moved to Action and How We Live Together

African Church Assets Handbook

Churches in Africa have vast assets: agricultural land and prime land in cities, real estate in schools, universities, hospitals, churches, etc. How can these institutions become less dependent on donations by increasing revenue from these assets? This handbook offers conceptual knowledge, practical solutions and case studies, written by practitioners for practitioners in churches. Read more

Poetry and Ethics: Inventing Possibilities in Which We Are Moved to Action and How We Live Together

This book on the topic of ethics and poetry consists of contributions from different continents on the subject of applied ethics related to poetry. Philosophers, ethicists, theologians and anthropologists from Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America share their experience and wisdom, showing the healing power of words from various religious, spiritual and philosophical traditions. Read more

 

Globethics.net Consortium on Ethics in Higher Education - Inaugural Meeting 2017 Report

Contrats de partenariat public privé: Options innovantes de financement des infrastructures publiques en Afrique subsaharienne

Globethics.net Consortium on Ethics in Higher Education. Inaugural Meeting 2017 Report

This report is a detailed overview of the presentations, outcomes and follow up of the inaugural meeting of the Consortium that took place from 21–23 June 2017. It brought together over 60 delegates and individuals from higher education institutions and stakeholders from around the world. Read more

Contrats de partenariat public privé: Options innovantes de financement des infrastructures publiques en Afrique subsaharienne

Ce livre porte sur les notions de contrat et de partenariat public privé, il indique de manière non complaisante la responsabilité étatique d'assurer aux citoyens des services publics de qualité et durables. Read more

 

 

Network Updates

Looking for collaboration opportunities? Globethics Consortium
Are you a member of the Globethics Consortium on Ethics in Higher Education or planning to join the Consortium? Find out about our new projects planned for 2018-2020. Read more

 

 

Africa

AA CC 11th General Assembly
Globethics.net is attending the All Africa Conference of Churches 11th General Assembly, held from 1-7 July 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda, represented by Globethics.net Executive Director, Dr Obiora Ike.

The theme is "Respecting the Dignity and God's Image in Every Human Being" Read more

Godfrey Okoye University Lecture: Values, Competition and Integrity

Godfrey Okoye University Lecture: Values, Competition and Integrity

Globethics.net Founder and President, Prof. Dr Christoph Stückelberger was invited to give a lecture and seminar to the academic staff of the Godfrey Okoye University and the Institute of Ecumenical Education in Enugu, Nigeria on 8 May 2018.  Read more

 

Through "dialogue, good governance and friendship" says Dr Obiora Ike, professor, ethicist and Executive Director of Globethics.net. His comments were made during a 40 minute radio interview on the Godfrey Okoye University Radio's 'RoundTable' programme with Alex Ogbodo, broadcast in Enugu, Nigeria on 106.9 FM. Listen now

 

Europe

New partnership agreement with Lux Terra

New partnership agreement with Lux Terra

Globethics.net is delighted to announce that the Executive Director, Dr Obiora Ike, signed a Memorandum if Understanding with the Executive Director of Lux Terra Leadership Foundation, Rev. Fr George Ehusani on 18 May 2018.  Read more

 

GlobeTheoLib Consortium Members
The Lassalle-Institute in Switzerland hosted a conference on ‘Managing and Teaching Business Ethics: Global Trends and Challenges' from 13-16 May 2018.
The purpose of the conference was to explore the challenges of doing business in an ethical manner in the modern, globalised world.  Read more

 

Globethics.net Attends the Rotary festival and district 1890

Globethics.net attends the Rotary festival and district 1890

Globethics.net Executive Director, Dr Obiora Ike, was invited to be the keynote speaker at the District Conference and festival on 9 June 2018. Read more

 

Latin America

Primer Encuentro de Educación Teológica Ecuménica en América Latina y el Caribe

Primer Encuentro Educación Teológica Ecuménica América Latina y el Caribe

Del 14 al 18 de Mayo se celebró el Primer Encuentro Educación Teológica Ecuménica (ETE) América Latina y el Caribe en Diálogo Global organizado por el programa de Educación Teológica Ecuménica del Consejo Mundial de Iglesias y FETELAC ( Foro de Educación Teológica Ecuménica de América Latin y el Caribe.   Read more

 

 

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