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Workshop: Ethical Deliberation for the High School Classroom

December 9, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Ethical Deliberation for the High School Classroom

A Workshop for North Carolina Teachers

December 9, 2023 | 1-6PM | Chapel Hill Public Library




Join faculty and staff from the Parr Center for Ethics at the Chapel Hill Public Library on December 9, 2023 from 1-6PM for a Saturday workshop on Ethical Deliberation in the High School Classroom. In this workshop, we’ll draw on deliberative pedagogical methods used across the Center’s award-winning programming to work with pre- and in-service teachers on integrating hard conversations about ethical values into their classroom teaching practice. Our case-based deliberative approach focuses on equipping students to navigate the demands of their academic, social, and civic lives with care, empathy, and rigor. This event is open to all North Carolina Teachers. CEU credit is available in partnership with the UNC Friday Center for Continuing Education, and dinner will be provided. Free advance registration is required.


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Workshop Itinerary: December 9, 2023

1:00-1:50PM Welcome, Pedagogical Introduction Meeting Room B, CHPL
2:00-3:30PM Hard Problems and Hard Conversations: Deliberative Methods For Your Classroom Meeting Rooms B-D, CHPL
3:30-3:50PM Small Group Discussion/Debrief Meeting Rooms B-D, CHPL
4:00-5:00PM Plenary Session: Deborah Mower, Ph.D. Meeting Room B, CHPL
5:00-6:00PM Educator Networking and Refreshments Meeting Room B, CHPL




Plenary Speaker: Deborah S. Mower, Ph.D.

Deborah S. Mower is the Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Hume Bryant Associate Professor of Ethics and an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Mississippi. She specializes in moral psychology, applied ethics and public policy, and moral education and assessment with a special interest in moral sensitivity, conviction, and civility. She coordinates the Dialogue Initiative at the University of Mississippi, and is the Chair for General Education, Ethical Reasoning, and Ethical Responsibility. She has published numerous articles on moral education as well as two co-edited volumes with Routledge [Civility in Politics and Education (2012) and Developing Moral Sensitivity (2015)]. In 2016, she co-directed a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute on Moral Psychology and Education. She is the recent past President of the Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum (SEAC), a current Board Member for Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization (PLATO), a Research Member of the National Institute for Civil Discourse (NICD), as well as a member of the Board of Directors for the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE).



December 9, 2023
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Parr Center for Ethics
(919) 843-5640
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Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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