The Possibility of Introducing Bioethical Education to High Schools and Faculties in North Macedonia

Dejan Donev 1  and Trajche Stojanov 2
  • 1 Institute of philosophy, Faculty of philosophy, University “St. Cyril and Methodius” in Skopje, Center for integrative bioethics, Faculty of philosophy, University “St. Cyril and Methodius” in Skopje, North Macedonia
  • 2 Faculty of Educational Sciences, University “Goce Delčev” of Stip, North Macedonia

Abstract

Bioethics is a very important and complex contemporary field of thinking and activity. Knocking strong on our doors, various problems of health, environmental pollution, violence, conflicts, human indolence, criminal deeds, as well as bad behaviors of all different kinds, come to the core of humankind. All these problems require a serious and rapid human action. That is why it is very important to introduce bioethical education to all people. This paper is dealing with the issue of implementing ethical and bioethical education in the North Macedonian school system. It offers a brief review of the activities in this field so far, and it attempts to contextualize some theoretical approaches for ethical and bioethical education. The main thesis is that at the basic level ethical and bioethical education should be organized as moral education, but at the level of secondary school and faculty teaching the approach should be through critical thinking as the most appropriate for that age.

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