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Excellency and Ethics in Higher Education: Learning From the Very Good Ones

Susana Gonclaves.


Modernity, being characterized by a global panorama of technological, scientific and socio-cultural changing, demands professionals intellectually expeditious, capable of learning to learn, getting information, deciding and acting under pressure, uncertainty and conflict. But as far as good work is concerned, we must add ethical competencies to intellectual and technical ones. Excellency means also responsibility and ethics. In our paper we deal with the question: how to foster this qualities in college students? We discuss the concept of excellency and we connect it with the intelligence, emotional intelligence and moral intelligence. The study of people who excel in different fields (science, literature, politics, social activism), and the theoretical explanation on empirical data, help us defining:
a) the psychological profile common to exemplar people;
b the factors e and moral intelligence. The study of people who excel in different fields (science, literature, politics, social activism), and the theoretical explanation on empirical data, help us defining:
a) the psychological profile common to exemplar people;
b) the factors.

Presenters

Susana Gonclaves  (Portugal)
Lecturer

Escola Superior de Educação de Coimbra

The author is lecturer of Psychology at the College of Education of Coimbra (ESEC). She is working on her PhD in Psychology, at the University of Coimbra. Her current interests are in moral and social development, multicultrual and peace education and the role of higher education as a context for value and attitude development. She has published several works
and coordinated research projects on these topics.

Keywords
  • Excellency and ethics
  • Higher education



(30 min Conference Paper, English)