Global Citizenship Education. Building a Planetary World Community in the Anthropocene
In the Anthropocene, what do we mean by global citizenship education, what do we mean by building a planetary world community? The paper explores these questions and uses the example of education for sustainable development, heritage education, human rights education, and peace education to show how a sense of belonging to the global community can be created. It also develops numerous viewpoints that play an important role in achieving a planetary consciousness.
Pedagogical Ethos. A Core competence of Pedagogical Actors?
The article discusses selected attempts to define a specific pedagogical ethos and to identify it as a core competence of pedagogical action, especially of professionally acting pedagogical actors, but also of pedagogical practice as a whole. It compares Plato’s ›Socratic Eros‹ with Hartmut von Hentigs ›Socratic Imperative‹ and uses the pedagogical ethics of Wolfgang Brezinka, Hans-Jochen Gamm and Klaus Prange to show that attempts at justification outside of pedagogy are not able to capture the core competence of pedagogical action. It develops an outlook on a pedagogical ethos- and tact-research that does not interpret the effectiveness of pedagogical action monocausally, but ties it back to transitions from pedagogical to transformational interaction processes (Bildungsprozesse).
»Philosophy […] Is the Theory of Education in Its Most General Phases«. Critical Remarks On Some Relationships between Philosophy and Education Following John Dewey
In contrast to the widespread view that education is a subfield and field of application of practical philosophy, John Dewey understood philosophy altogether as a general theory of education. The article reconstructs this perspective in Dewey’s main pedagogical work »Democracy and Education« as well as in his 1929 paper »The Sources of a Science of Education«. Afterwards, two other relationships between philosophy and education will be contrasted, the so-called Isms approach and the configuration in which philosophy is one of the so-called ›foundation disciplines‹ dealing with education as an applied field. In an outlook, current changes in the relationship between philosophy and education will be discussed.
In the article, the question of the form of democratic education is central. Especially the Anthropocene gives rise to future tasks that must be theorized on the basis of a more radical understanding of democratic coexistence and that require a new form of democratic education. Fundamental to this is a change in the basic epistemological assumptions of democratic education. In the process, interfaces with artistic practices emerge. Ideas of methodical implementations arise in the context of aesthetic practices.