On Teaching Virtue — Thursday, 16 January 2020 at 1500 GMT/UTC

Are human beings inherently good or evil? If we are good, why do we do bad things? If we are evil, how can we learn to do the good? Can virtue or the good be taught? If yes, how and to what extent? Jan A. Comenius (1592-1670), a Czech, educational reformer and often considered to be the father of modern education, has much to say about this conundrum.

Join us on Thursday, 16 January 2020 at 1500 GMT as Dr. Jan Hábl, Professor of Pedagogy at the University of Hradec Králové (Czech Republic), discusses these questions in light of Comenius’ contributions to modern education.

Dr. Hábl has written a number of books and articles including Even if No One is Looking: Foundational Questions of Ethical Education (Wipf & Stock, 2018), On Being Human(e) (Wipf & Stock, 2017), and Character Formation: A Forgotten Theme of Comenius’s Didactics (2011). He is also a pastor in Církev bratrská (Free Evangelical Church) and a happy husband and father of two children.

 

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