14th International Symposium Moral Competence: Its Nature, Relevance, and Education in Vilnius, July 23-24, 2020


    Extended Deadline for Abstract Submission

    Preliminary programme

    • 14th International Symposium
    • Moral Competence: Its Nature, Relevance, and Education
    • Held online on 23-24 July, 2020
    • Hosted by Vilnius Univeristy (Lithuania)
    • Faculty of Philology, Institute of Foreign Languages
    • Trial session to connect via Zoom platform
    • on Wednesday, 22 July 2020 at 16.00 -17.00 Eastern European Summer Time (local Lithuanian time)


    • 1st day
    • The programme of the Symposium is at Eastern European Summer Time
    • Thursday, 23 July 2020
    • 13.30-14.00- connection time to the symposium via Zoom platform.
    • 14.00 – 14.10Opening of the Symposium. Welcome speeches by the hosts of the Symposium.:
    • Opening address:
    • Prof. Dr. Roma Kriaučiūnienė, Director of the Institute of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Philology, Vilnius University
    • Prof. Dr. Inesa Šeškauskienė, Dean of the Faculty of Philology, Vilnius University
    • 14.10  – 15.15  – Opening presentation:
    • Moral competence: What it means and how accountants education could foster it.
    • Apl. Prof. em. Dr. Georg Lind (University of Konstanz, Germany).
    • 15.15 – 15.45  – Invited presentation:
    • Learning by teaching (“LdL”) A sustainable, democracy-oriented teaching-learning principle for the 21st century.
    • Dr. habil. Margret Ruep (Egyptian European Technical University – EETU Cairo (Advisor), Retired President University of Education Weingarten (Germany)and as Minister Deputy (Ministry of Education Stuttgart / Germany)

    Break 15.45 – 16.15 (Visiting virtual Rooms 1,2,3)

    • 16.15 – 16.45  –   Invited presentation:
    • How the Konstanz Method of Dilemma-Discussion Could Help Criminals to Solve Conflicts Without Using Violence and Deceit.
    • Dr. Kay Hemmerling (Arbeit und Leben e.V., Dresden, Germany)
    • Short presentations:                                                       
    • 16.45 – 17.00  – Emotions in Learning Moral Competence. Theory and Practice in Education and Mental Health.
    • Prof. Dr. Susana Otero. (Instituto de Investigación. Facultad de Psicología y Psicopedagogía. USAL, Argentina)
    • Dr. Agustín Sartuqui (Instituto de Investigación. Facultad de Psicología y Psicopedagogía.USAL. Argentina
    • 17.00 – 17.15 – Moral Regression of Medical Students in Brazil – Applicability of MTCxt for Evaluation of the Moral Competence.
    • Márcio Rodrigues de Castro (José Do Rosário Vellano University, Brazil )
    • Alexandre de Araújo Pereira (José do Rosário Vellano University, Brazil)
    • Patrícia Unger Raphael Bataglia ( State University of São Paulo, Brazil) 
    • Break  17.15 – 17.45 (Visiting virtual Rooms 1,2,3)
    • 17.45 – 18.00 Moral Competence for Dealing with Environmental Challenges.
    • Malgorzata Dereniowska (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland)
    • 18.00 – 18.15 – Invited presentation:
    •  A Model of Relationship Between Individual Development and Community Development, with Implications for Healing of Individuals and Communities.
    • Dr. David Kohlberg (Kohlberg Educational and Publishing Foundation, India, USA)

     2nd day

    The programme of the Symposium
    is at Eastern European Summer Time

    Friday, 24 July 2020

    • 13.30-14.00 -connection time to the Symposium via Zoom platform.
    • 14.00 – 14.30 – Invited presentation:
    • Are Dilemmas too Strong, or are Judgment Makers too Weak? How Students’ Fun with trolleyology Suddenly Became a Health Providers’ Waking-nightmare, and How Challenging is it for Moral Competence.
    • Prof. Dr. Ewa Nowak (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland), MD
    • PhD Anna-Maria Barciszewska (University of Medical Sciences, Poznań, Poland)
    • 14.30 – 15.00 – Invited presentation:
    • Is Moral Competence Enough? A Narrative Analysis of Moral Identity in Adolescents
    • Dr. Malgorzata Stec (Ignatianum University, Kraków, Poland)  
    • 15.00 -15.15 – Are Moral Competence and Orientation Related to Cognitive Reflection, as Measured with an Extended Version of the Cognitive Reflection Test (CRT)?
    • PhD Lucia Faiciuc (Senior researcher at the Social-Humanistic Research Department of the Romanian Academy, Cluj-Napoca Branch)
    • Break 15.15 -15.45 (Visiting virtual Rooms 1,2,3)

    Short presentations (15 min):

    • 15.45 – 16.00 Few Reflections About Balancing Values in Criminal Process (on the Example of Applying  Defence of Necessity) and the Need of Moral Competence. 
    • Dr. Paweł Mazur (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland)
    • 16.00 -16.15There are Axiological Foundations for Moral Competence?
    • Prof. Dr. Bogdan Popoveniuc  (Department of Human, Social and Political Sciences   Head of the Doctoral School of Social and Human   Sciences Ștefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania)
    • 16.15 – 16.30 – Relationship Between Moral Competence and Critical Thinking Skills Among Students of Four Years Teacher Education Programs.
    • Fouzia Taj (MPhil Scholar, Institute of Education and Research, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan),
    • Dr. Muhammad Abiodullah (Associate Professor, Institute of Education and Research, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan)
    • 16.30 – 16.45 – Moral Competence and Applied Drama Intervention: The Experiment.
    • Raimonda Agnė Medeišienė (Vilnius University Kaunas Faculty, Lithuania)
    • Aurelija Novelskaitė, PhD (Vilnius University Kaunas Faculty, Lithuania),
    • Raminta Pučetaitė, PhD (Vilnius University Kaunas Faculty, Lithuania)
    • Break 16.45 – 17.15  (Visiting virtual Rooms 1,2,3)
    • 17.15 – 17.30 – Impact of Moral Foundations on Moral Judgment by Young Teenagers.
    • Kamila Stastna, PhD (Friedrich- Schiller- Gymnasium Pirma, Germany)
    • 17.30 – 17.45 – Can Moral Dilemmas Provide Us With a Window to People’s Moral Self? Preliminary Results of  College Students’ Moral Dilemmas and Moral Competence Scores.)
    • Marina Klimenko, PhD., M.P.A. (University of Florida, USA)
    • 17.45-18.00 – Implementation of KMDD in Childhood Pedagogy Study Programme to Increase Students’ Moral Competence: Vilnius University Case
    • Prof. Dr. Roma Kriaučiūnienė (Vilnius University, Lithuania)
    • 18.00 – 18.45 – Reflection on the symposium by all participants. Outlook for 2021.
    • Round up and the end of the 14th International Symposium
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