Ethics in Education and International Development

Date: 24 Nov 2020
Time: 12:30pm - 3:00pm

Event Type: Conference Webinar


This webinar provides an opportunity for critical reflection and debate, including between practitioner and academic communities, on ethical issues in the field of education and development.  Findings of serious failures and weaknesses in the processes of well-known charities in the field of education and development in recent years have drawn renewed attention not only to questions of organisational ethics and procedure, but also to wider ethical issues in the field, including those surrounding the nature of North-South relationships and around ‘whose ethics’ and ‘whose interests’ are centred.   

The webinar is an opportunity to share experience as well as to debate the issues and will be held under the Chatham House Rule in order to create a safe-space for reflecting on what can be sensitive issues without risk of being identified either as a participant or an organisation.  

The webinar will have two sessions, (i) a ‘question time’ panel discussion and (ii) ‘break-out’ discussions and feedback

(i) Relative ethics and managing the different institutional and local ethical priorities  

(ii) Enabling researchers and practitioners to respond and react to the anticipated and unanticipated ethical questions 

The scene will be set by Caine Rolleston, UCL and Mario Novelli, University of Sussex.

Session 1

Relative ethics and managing the different institutional and local ethical priorities  

Question time style panel Chaired by Prof Robert Beckford, The Queen’s Foundation

Cathy Bollaert, Christian Aid
Talatu Aliyu, Christian Aid
Ottis Mubaiwa, University of Portsmouth
Tamsin Bradley, University of Portsmouth
Patience Monhovo, University of Portsmouth
Aisha Omar, University of Portsmouth
Jo Boyden, University of Oxford

Session 2

Enabling researchers and practitioners to respond and react to the anticipated and unanticipated ethical questions 

Case studies and ‘break-out’ discussions and feedback

Alison Fox, The Open University
Maria RonBalsera, Action Aid
Bukola Oyinloye, The Open University
Liz Chamberlain, The Open University

Our Discussant, Katie Godfrey, CAMFED, will draw together the messages from the breakout sessions

The meeting will conclude with a 30 minute networking session for Early Career Professionals