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Higher Education and Professional Ethics in Action

From: 21 Oct 2020 - 12:00 To: 21 Oct 2020 - 13:45

Higher Education and Professional Ethics in Action

All are welcome to join this interdisciplinary event marking Global Ethics Day 2020.

Date Wednesday, 21 October
Time 12 noon to 1:45pm
Register Please contact Dr Ciara Heavin to register your interest

Keynote Presentations  

  • “International field training: exploring the roles of students and educators in transformative learning of situated ethics”    
    Jessica Hanna Jönsson, Associate Professor of Social Work, Örebro University, Sweden.  

This presentation will explore international ethical field training and address how teaching can contribute to an ethical education concerning international field training of students engaging in overseas practice placements and learning. Jönsson will elaborate on the ethical, theoretical, and practical challenges facing students in international field training. This includes the problems of West-centric leanings, which necessitates decolonisation of knowledge and transforming learnings beyond colonial and postcolonial legacies in education. Based on her research and educational experiences, Jönsson will present examples of educational strategies concerning decolonisation of education and solidarity practice learning.  

  • “ICT4D and Ethics”  
    Dorothea Kleine, Professor of Human Geography, The University of Sheffield, UK.  

Dorothea Kleine is Professor in the Geography Department and Co-Director of the Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID). She leads the Digital Technologies, Data and Innovation Group in SIID. Prof Kleine’s research investigates sustainable human development, global justice, and the potential role of digital technologies in making progress towards these aims. 

  •  “Professional Ethics in Action”    
    Panel Discussion involving UCC Academics and Civic Society Partners.  

Organisers: Dr. Elizabeth Kiely, Chair UEC, Dr. Ciara Heavin, Chair SREC, Dr Fiachra Ó Súilleabháin, School of Applied Social Studies and Dr Carolanne Mahony, CUBS, UCC.