Welcome to the 44th AME Conference in Barcelona!

The 44th Conference of the AME Association for Moral Education will be held at the Hotel Alimara in Barcelona from November 8 to 10, 2018.

This year we will focus on Moral Education Toward a Caring Society, Civic Engagement and Moral Action. Increasingly in today's global society we are witnessing a focus on personal and local concerns to the detriment of larger human interests. Abstract conceptions of fairness and justice are insufficient to offset self-interest in countries with emerging economies, and in Western societies being challenged by tribalism and a return to ethic nationalism. In this conference we want to underline the role of care and related constructs of empathy in conjunction with concerns for justice in generating civic engagement and moral action. We aim to underline the need to respond with care to others in all situations but particularly in the school environment. In doing so, we wish to reopen the discussion about the relationships between care and justice. This will include the role of gender in moral development. Our goal is to move beyond stale past debates and to consider anew the relations between care and justice, reason and emotion, especially as they related to civic engagement and moral action.


The areas we will give special attention to are: practices of caring approaches and character education, moral leadership, civic engagement, family education and other topics related to these areas.

Submissions are welcome from scholars, students and practitioners across the many disciplines that contribute to the study and practice of moral education, including psychology, education, sociology, philosophy, interdisciplinary, cultural studies, among others. Plenary sessions and invited symposia will explicitly address the conference theme. We encourage individuals to submit proposals that address the conference theme; however, we welcome any proposals that address the study and practice of moral and civic engagement or education more generally.

We announce that the Kohlberg Memorial Lecture will be given by Dr. Helen Haste under the title: "Are we asking the right questions?" Since we often ask questions about society and how to improve it.

The scientific quality of the program and the cultural wealth and hospitality of the city of Barcelona will make us learn and enjoy. We hope you have time to appreciate the historical, social and cultural reality of Catalonia and to share and build academic knowledge together.

Thank you for joining this event and for doing so.

Welcome to Barcelona

María Rosa Buxarrais, PhD Elena Noguera, PhD
(GREM) Research Group of Moral Education at the University of Barcelona.

Early registration deadline: 10 September 2018
Late registration deadline: 22 October 2018

Please note that if you try to access your personal space three times unsuccessfully, the system locks you out and you will need to contact the conference directly: secretary@ame2018.net.

For more detailed information, visit the 2018 conference site.