4th International INASTE Congress

Realizing Humanity

Perspectives in Education/Perspektiven für Bildung und Erziehung


May 13 – 15, 2020, Diplomatic Academy, Vienna

Current political and technological developments lend a new poignancy to the complex theme of “humanity“. Political extremism and populism increasingly question a basic consensus of humane values in democratic societies, and our encounters with refugees continually test our understanding of humanity. Digitaliztion, automation, and the virtualiztion of growing parts of our economic, social, and cultural life lend new intensity to the question of our own humanity. Many of these societal challenges are manifested in educational contexts in a highly focused form. How can young people today discover and develop their own humanity in relationship with the world? What forms of a pluralistic and differentiated society can be developed and realized in an educational context, based not on homogenization and marginalization but on on diversity and respect? What can educators in today’s world contribute to the realization of humanistic values? 

The fourth Congress of the International Network for Academic Steiner Teacher Education (INASTE) invites educational scientists and teachers to reflect with us on current challenges and on the development of educational perspectives for humanity.