Conference: The Battle for Children’s Minds

The 1st Annual Education Studies Conference  – sponsored by the East Midlands Salon and SCETT – will take place on Wednesday 11 April 2018 at the University of Derby with Dr Stephen Law, author of The War for Children’s Minds, and Dr Helene Guldberg, author of Reclaiming Childhood: Freedom and Play in an Age of Fear, who will introduce us to the contemporary battle for children’s minds and morals.

 The Battle for Children’s Minds

Traditionally moral education was based upon the belief that children could become autonomous human beings with a set of virtues that enabled them to live good lives and make a positive contribution to their communities.

Today moral education is more about instilling a set of prescribed behaviours under the banner of ‘character education’.

Do we no longer believe children can be autonomous human beings but need to be trained? Have we lost our belief that children can learn moral virtues? Do we even believe that children can be moral?

Date, Time and Venue: Wednesday 11 April 2018 from 10.00 AM to 4 PM at the University of Derby

Please click here to review the programme and book a ticket.

For further information please contact the conference organiser, Dr Ruth Mieschbuehler, Programme Leader for Education Studies: r.mieschbuehler@derby.ac.uk.

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