Profile Sheet | "Permanently Normative?"-Project
Associate Professor, ethics, Johanna Gustafsson Lundberg, Center for Theology and Religious Studies at Lund University
In a previous research project I have critically examined so called manual based programs, offered to facilitate teachers´ work with value education (democratic mission). The programs consist of different exercises aiming at improve the social skills of the pupils and relates primarily to theories about so called socio-emotional intelligence. The critique concerned how a deeper philosophical ethical reflection on democratic values were replaced by training therapeutic oriented behaviours.
In a future project I would like to continue to discuss other potential methods and ways for value education by starting in phenomenological method, affect theory and ethical theory.
I would hope for possibilities in cooperation around issues such as investigating methods for a strengthened democratic mission and values related to this mission. I think that a comparative approach between Germany, Denmark and Sweden could serve this purpose.