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Emotions and Moral Learning in Early Childhood Education

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  • What is moral learning at the early stages of education?
  • What role do the emotions and social interaction with caretakers, teachers and peers play in children’s early stages of moral learning?
  • How should we assess children’s moral development?
  • How can we improve children’s moral education?

These questions will be explored in our online event Emotions and Moral Learning in Early Childhood Education – a collaboration between BERA’s Philosophy of Education and Early Childhood and Care SIG.

It is for early years teachers, philosophers, educators and policy makers interested in the role of emotions and social interaction in moral learning.

The event on Thursday 21st October 2021,15:00-17:00pm will open with a dialogue between our invited speakers:

  • Daniel Vanello – University of Warwick
  • Catriona Card – Berkley Infant School, Scunthorpe
    Before a Q&A and wider discussion.

Children’s moral education is at the heart of a prosperous society. It ensures that children grow up as healthy adults whose lives are enriched by core values such as friendship and attachments, respect for others, motivation to contribute to the community and democratic citizenship.

Increasingly, academic research on moral education is recognising that moral learning starts at earlier stages of a child’s life than has previously been understood. We are at a stage where we both recognise the importance of early years moral education but have little understanding of it. This webinar will be the starting exploration for this area of education that has been particularly highlighted by the pandemic.

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Chairs

Janet Orchard, Dr

Senior Lecturer at University of Bristol

Janet is Director of the School of Education's EdD programme in Hong Kong and she oversees the MSc Education Management (Hong Kong). She lectured previously at the Institute of Education, University of London and the Department of Education...

Nikki Fairchild, Dr

Senior Lecturer at University of Portsmouth

Nikki Fairchild is a senior lecturer in early childhood and is associate head (research and innovation) in the School of Education and Sociology at the University of Portsmouth. Her teaching and research explore professionalism, leadership,...

Speakers

Catriona Card

Berkeley Infant School, Scunthorpe

Catriona Card is an experienced early years teacher and Religious Education subject leader who currently teaches a Reception class at a large primary school in Scunthorpe. She is a member of the executive of the National Association of Teachers...

Daniel Vanello

Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow at University of Warwick

Daniel Vanello is Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow in the Philosophy Department at the University of Warwick where he is pursuing the project “Shaping Our Moral Identity” (2020-2023). Vanello was awarded his PhD at the University of...