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Specifics of introducing a code of ethics into the academic environment

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The implementation of tools and techniques of the management of ethics in the academic environment has its own peculiarities arising from the nature of the expert, scientific, pedagogical, but also administrative work of university staff, requiring a considerable degree of autonomy and freedom. The aim of this case study is to present the views of university teachers and PhD students from a selected faculty of a public university in Slovakia on the implementation of tools and techniques for the management of ethics and to identify specific risks associated with the nature of the code of ethics and its introduction into practice. Qualitative research was conducted using focus groups during the implementation of the code of ethics, while quantitative research was subsequently conducted by an anonymous electronic questionnaire shortly after the introduction of the code into practice.

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Moral education in the Czech territory in the past and the present

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The following study presents an analysis of the world of moral education in the Czech environment from its recorded beginnings to the current situation in the Czech Republic. The study contains two parts: In the first section, the authors give an account of the history of moral education and different views on it, while in the second section they analyse the current state of moral education. The authors examine the quality of moral education at primary and secondary schools according to the goals of curriculum documents issued by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Czech Republic for schools’ ethical education programmes and subjects dealing with character development. Based on their own research, they compare set goals with practice, draw conclusions and give recommendations not only to primary and secondary schools, but also to higher education institutions, particularly in terms of introducing professional ethics tools and intensifying their use. The authors suggest expanding the ethical climate at schools to contain the atmosphere of recognition, biophile culture and technological scepticism.

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On the search for sources of good and evil in the Lvov-Warsaw School of Philosophy

. WITWICKI, W. (1957): Pogadanki obyczajowe [ Talks related to morality ]. Warszawa: PWN. WÓJCICKI, R. (1999): Ajdukiewicz: Teoria znaczenia [ Ajdukiewicz: Theory of meaning ]. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Prószyński i S-ka. ZMYŚLONY, I. (2009): Kazimierza Ajdukiewicza pojęcie aparatury pojęciowej [Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz’s concept of conceptual tools]. In: Filozofia Nauki , 1, pp. 85–105.

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