The latest Lead the Change interview with Wiel Veugelers, professor of education at the University of Humanistic Studies in Utrecht, the Netherlands, serves as an interesting read in juxtaposition to the Ehren post. Veugelers, a long time scholar of education change issues around the world, argues that we need to pay attention to the socializing function of education and the role education plays in the development of citizens. Veugelers explains, “I think a socially just global world needs to develop a strong unyielding bond between autonomy and social concern. The Western world should become more social, many other parts of the world more autonomous. Therefore, it is important that we pay attention to the purpose of educational change.” Towards the end of the interview, Veugeler shares what excites him about educational change:
…educational change is, in actual fact, thinking about what kind of world we want and how we can contribute to making it happen…it is also important to make our research really international; to make our knowledge multipolar, to paraphrase Chantal Mouffe. This means that we recognize different ideas and practices and give more credits to other visions.
The SIG Educational Change of AERA (American Educational Research Association) pays in the series “Leading the Change’ each month attention to one scholar in the field.
October 2016 my work features. Read the interview
At the Annual Conference of the Association of Moral Education in Santos (Brazil, November 5-8, 2015) Wiel Veugelers received the Kuhmerker Career Award.
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Minister Bussemaker beloofde op 24 mei in het televisieprogramma Buitenhof niet alleen honderden nieuwe docenten, maar gaf ook haar ideeën over de inhoudelijke oriëntatie van het universitair onderwijs. Zij pleitte voor meer idealisme en maatschappelijke betrokkenheid. Zij wil meer aandacht voor ‘Bildung, betrokkenheid en burgerschap’.
In the bookseries ‘Moral Development and Citizenship Education’ a new book on the work of Larry Kohlberg has been published. ‘Kohlberg revisited’, edited by Zizek, Garz and Nowak.
Many people who worked together with him, but also young scholars, write about the influence of Kohlberg on their work and about the meaning of his work in contemporary research and practice.
And as always with the books of Sensepublishers you can download the first two chapters.
On June 22nd we are happy to host a lecture by Professor Helen Haste from Harvard University. Haste is a renowned scholar in the field of moral education, narrative research and political psychology. The title of her lecture is ‘Why citizenship and citizenship education need narratives and narrative research’.
University of Humanistic Studies
Monday June 22nd, 10.00 – 13.00h.
The lecture will be open for a general public.