Areas of Research

  • Didactics of Philosophy and Ethics, foundations and practice of empirical research on philosophy at schools via qualitative methods
  • Applied Ethics - methodological problems, e.g. in energy and climate ethics
  • Normative Ethics (Aristotle, Kant, Hegel, Peirce, Diskursethik)

Journal of Didactics of Philosophy

The Journal of Didactics of Philosophy (JDPh) is a peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to research on the teaching and learning of philosophy. Articles may be about any level of education, however the main focus is on high school philosophy. All articles are published in Open Access; there are no fees (Diamant/Platinum OA).

Please contact the website of the journal for further information: https://ojs.ub.rub.de/index.php/JDPh

We welcome work with a philosophical or normative approach as well as reports of results from empirical qualitative and quantitative research. The journal also publishes reviews of books, textbooks and other educational material of international interest as well as country reports about similaries and differences in teaching philosophy in different countries. It is an aim of the journal to promote the dialogue among researchers and practising teachers across the world.

Please note: Country Reports, Book Reviews and Research Articles are always welcome. If someone is currently thinking about preparing an article the editors are also happy to discuss manuscripts and drafts before double blind review.

 

One-Day-Course at the Alfried-Krupp-School-Laboratory: Should We Delete our Social Media Accounts right now?

Students at school use social media technology for many purposes in their everyday life. So, they could be seen as practical experts. At the same time, they are less familiar with the technical, economic, social and ethical or philosophical backgrounds that are to be explored in the workshop. For this purpose, argumentative and reflexive methods of applied ethics are used.

The normative assessment of the use of social media technologies is led by the question of the American computer scientist Jaron Lanier: “Should we delete our social media accounts right now?”. He lists ten arguments for doing so. These arguments are to be elaborated and examined in the workshop.

It is an aim of the project to enable students to acquire factual knowledge about social media technologies and to form their own judgement on the ethical questions about its use. The one-day-course at the Alfried Krupp-Schülerlabor (AKS) is open for ninth grade students or older, starting in 2022.

Please visit the website of the AKS for further information: https://www.aks.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/aktuelles/2021/aks00262.html or https://www.aks.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/index.html.de