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Moral Psychology and Education: Putting the Humanities to Work

Wednesday, December 30, 2015  
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Moral Psychology and Education: Putting the Humanities to Work

Deborah Mower, Youngstown State University Phyllis (Peggy) Vandenberg, Grand Valley State University

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute


May 30 - June 24, 2016 (4 weeks) Hosted by Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI Extends discussion of the public/civic function of the humanities to an intensive examination of the moral psychology behind effective moral education. Guided by 17 faculty from a variety of fields, participants will develop teaching and research projects. Application deadline is March 1, 2016 at 11:59 pm (see http://www.gvsu.edu/neh-institute/apply-5.htm). For more information, see http://www.gvsu.edu/neh-institute/ . We hope to attract junior faculty interested in theoretical and empirical research on the science behind how the use of humanities within education spurs and drives moral development. Individuals selected to participate in the four-week institute on Moral Psychology and Education will receive $3,300. Stipends are intended to help cover travel expenses to and from the project location, books and other research expenses, and ordinary living expenses. Stipends are taxable.

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