A time to pause and ponder - will to meaning in education

Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture or presentation


Worries about the effect of trade and globalisation on the workforce are “a staple of politics in the US and Europe” (Financial Times 2016). There would appear to be a general global movement towards isolation and protectionism (see Brexit, Trump, Putin). Europa was the battle field for conflicts tied to isolationism movements throughout the 20th century. The human deprivation that occurred during this century somehow seems forgotten. The history of Europe can however also learn us to atone: the Berlin wall went down, peace came to Northern Ireland.
This joint presentation will with inspiration from Viktor Frankl (2004) offer examples of ways to help student teachers, teachers and teacher educators to develop practices where they can guide and assist the realisation of possibilities for meaning-making in an apparently meaningless world.
Period20 Apr 2017
Event titleETEN 2017: European Teacher Education Network
Event typeConference
LocationGothenburg, SwedenShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational