Ecological Ethics for Technological Education
There is an urgent need for 21st century education to be able to address the complex problems of the climate crisis (Anthropocene) and questions of technological development.
A radical new approach is required, and we believe that teaching Ethics and Ecology in Technological Education will provide students with the right set of skills and competences needed
to redefine and solve the 21st century problems.The consortium consists of 8 partners all of who are members of the European Culture and Technology Lab+ which is part of the
European University of Technology Initiative.
Ethics is this context needs to be understood as a form of praxis, an individual practice which has collective implications, the ethical relation to the other has now come to the fore
through a world wide pandemic of COVID-19. It is the sum of micro-decisions which when brought together have global impact. My inaction or action has direct impact upon the
collective good. The question that Greta Thunberg poses is “how dare you” not react. The ecological questions and the ethical question become one and the same, at a profound level
ethos and ecology overlap.
Ethico brings together essential questions of our time surrounding ethics and ecology. What defines ethics? How can we view ethics as accumulative praxis rather than applied solution? How does this impact the way we approach ecology? How can we understand the “natural” and Nature critically, deconstructing a Euromodern epistemology?
Ethico discusses these questions communally, generating different ways of engaging with the world around us and dismantling present harmful worldviews.