Civil Society & Education (Melbourne, 2015) Print

Civil Society and Human Formation: Philosophy's Role in a Renewed Understanding of the Meaning of Education

20-22 July, 2015
Australian Catholic University,
Melbourne Campus, 115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy

COMIUCAP and ACU co-organized an International Conference on Civil Society and Human Formation: Philosophy's Role in a Renewed Understanding of the Meaning of Education. The event took place in Melbourne Campus of the Australian Catholic University (Melbourne, Australia), from 20-22 July, 2015. The local conveners were Professor Janis T. Ozolins (Chair) and Dr. Richard Colledge, assisted by the many competences of Mr. Fatih E. Tuncer.

Keynote Speakers

Alfredo Co (University of Santo Tomas, Manila) • T. Brian Mooney (Charles Darwin University, Darwin) • Janis T. Ozolins (Australian Catholic University) • Peter Roberts (Canterbury University, New Zealand) • Noel Sheth (Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pontifical Institute of Philosophy and Religion, Pune, India) • William Sweet (St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Canada)

The central question asked in this Regional Conference of COMIUCAP for Asia-Oceania was the Role of Philosophy for a renewed Understanding of Education in the formative process of individual Persons and of the Civil Society. Professional Philosophers and Educators interested in the Contributions of Philosophy (East and West) for Education, were invited and came to contribute and attend the Conference. Papers that qualify will be published under the auspices of COMIUCAP. Papers were asked on the following topics:

Religion and the Integral Formation of the Human Being Moral and Religious Education in a Secular Society Dialects of Tradition and Innovation in Education Asian Perspectives on Education in the Global Age Understanding the Human Person, East and West Education for Dialogue and Tolerance: The challenges of diversity Role of Market and State in Education Place of the Humanities and the Sciences in Education Education and the formation of Civil Society Eastern and Western Perspectives on Education Understanding the Complementarity of Church and State in Education Education and the Common Good • The Transmission of Culture as an Educational Aim • Conceptions of Civil Society and Its Formation • The Role of the Church in Civil Society.

Scientific Committee of the Conference:

Prof. Dr. John Ozolins (Australian Catholic University, Melbourne – Local Organiser); Prof. Dr. Noel Sheth (Jana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune); Prof. Dr. Alfred Co (University Santo Tomas, Manila); Prof. Dr. Brendan Sweetman (Rockhurst College, Kansas City); Prof. Dr.  William Sweet (St Francis Xavier University); Dr. W. Chris Hackett (Australian Catholic University); Dr. Nick Trakakis (Australian Catholic University); Prof. Dr. João J. Vila-Chã (Pontificia Università Gregoriana, Roma – Moderator).

About the Conference in Melbourne:


GROUP PHOTO with Participants. MORE PHOTOS of the event in Melbourne.

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