Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker - Forum
Teaching and Learning Responsibility. A Non-Accepted Challenge?
The Responsibility of Sciences
In line with the Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker forum, an event took place at the lecture hall "Agathe Lasch" (ESA 1) on October 17-18, 2008 which focused on the subject of responsibility in teaching and learning.
Motivation to this Forum
Taking responsibility for our actions and critical thinking are vital more than ever in dealing with the global problems of humanity today. In this view, these basic principles must be included early on in the academic curriculum.
In which way did this succeed in the past?
How can this be possible with the new Bachelor and Master academic courses?
How can we enable acceptance of the challenges involved?
Thomas Görnitz, Board of Trustees of the Carl Friedrich
von Weizsäcker Foundation, University of Frankfurt and
Michael Deneke, TU Darmstadt .
These questions were tackled in the 2nd Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker forum. This event was preceded by a three-day international workshop on "Teaching ethics and peace to science and engineering students at the University of Hamburg, which intensively promotes these issues. The results of the workshop were presented at the forum and those experiences and ideas of the attendees were discussed. Responsibility in teaching requires creative methods and experiences in the practical field. Learning and doing remains as a life-long exercise.
(from left to right): Stephan Albrecht, Chairman of the Federation of German Scientists, University of Hamburg, Reiner Braun, Managing Director of the Federation of German Scientists, Berlin; Wolfgang Neef, TU Berlin; Hartwig Spitzer and Martin Kalinowski.
Michael Brzoska, IFSH; Götz Neuneck, IFSH; Ulrich Bartosch, David Holloway, Stanford University, CA; and Iris Hunger.
Welcome & Opening by:
Stephan Albrecht, Chairman of the Federation of German Scientists, University of Hamburg
Holger Fischer, Presidium of the University of Hamburg
Bruno Redeker, Managing Director of the Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker Society
Cord Jakobeit, Vice President of the Academy of Sciences in Hamburg
Scientists, Politics and Peace During the Cold War
David Holloway, Stanford University, CA
A Reception in the foyer in front of the Lecture Hall will follow.
Presentations and discussions
Chair: Michael Brzoska, Director IFSH
Requirements for Teaching Responsibilities of Sciences
Iris Hunger, Head of the Research Group for Biological Weapons and Arms Control, ZNF
Responsibility of Engineers - Experiences & Insights
Wolfgang Neef, TU Berlin
Presentation of results of the workshop Teaching Ethics and Peace
Hartwig Spitzer, University of Hamburg
Presentations and Discussions of Posters in the Foyer
Moderation: Martin Kalinowski, ZNF
Peace Research and Peace Education
Martin Karl, IFSH
Matthias Barth, University of Lüneburg:
Marc Dusseldorp und
Richard Beecroft, ITAS Karlsruhe
Science in Responsibility: Between "Bologna" and "Lisbon".
Will the university teaching be instrumentalized?
Ulrich Bartosch, Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
Concluding panel discussion with:
Michael Deneke, TU Darmstadt;
Thomas Görnitz, Board of Trustees of the Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker - Foundation, University of Frankfurt