Welcome to the 2014 Association for Moral Education Conference website. Please take a look around and come back often for up-to-date information about the 2014 conference, held in Pasadena, California and hosted by The Thrive Center for Human Development at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology.
We look forward to seeing you in November.
Thriving Individuals / Thriving Communities: The Role of Moral Education in Human Flourishing.
The question of what makes for human flourishing has gotten renewed attention with the advent of the positive psychology movement. How does the moral life fit with human flourishing? Read More
Recent theories of moral foundations suggest morality is deeply imbedded in human nature, while others argue immorality and selfishness hold sway, raising the question of whether or not we need to be moral in order to flourish. Philosophy, both ancient and modern, has important insights into human flourishing and the moral life. This conference hopes to address these issues as well as examine the kinds of educational practices that promote a moral sensibility that leads to human flourishing, including addressing the role of virtue development, character development, moral reasoning, and justice/care education in such practices. We also aim to examine the social contexts that promote or inhibit moral education that leads toward human flourishing, especially in less optimal environments. Will moral education for human flourishing look different in an age of global connectivity with rapid technological and social change? We invite your participation in this conference to engage in an exploration of the role of moral education in human flourishing.