I’ve been reflecting on the ethics of educational life for a while. I’ve written a number of articles about it over time. These have targeted on the ethics of grading, student-teacher relationships, tutorial profession selection, and the worth of instructing (amongst different issues). I’ve solely scratched the floor. It appears to me that tutorial life is replete with moral dilemmas and challenges. Some systematic reflection on and dialogue of these moral challenges would appear fascinating. Clearly, there’s a good bit of writing accessible on the subject however, as finest I can inform, there is no such thing as a podcast devoted to it. So I made a decision to start out one.
I am launching this podcast as each an addendum to my regular podcast (which offers primarily with the ethics of know-how) and as an impartial podcast in its personal proper. For those who simply wish to subscribe to the Ethics of Academia, you are able to do so right here (Apple and Spotify). (And when you accomplish that, you may get the added bonus of entry to the primary three episodes). I intend this to be a restricted sequence however, if it proves fashionable, I’d come again to it.
Within the first episode, I chat to Sven Nyholm (Utrecht College) concerning the ethics of analysis, instructing and administration. Sven is a longtime buddy and collaborator. He has been considered one of my most frequent friends on my principal podcast so he appeared like the perfect particular person to kickstart this sequence. Though we discuss a variety of various things, Sven attracts specific consideration to the moral significance of the division of labour in tutorial life.
You may obtain the episode right here or pay attention under.