Moral education as a pedagogy of alternity
Pedro Ortega Ruiz.
In this paper, the author states that education could be better defined as reception and responsibility and that this ethic relation between educator and pupil is the root or essential element of education. The author proposes a new paradigm, the pedagogy of alterity, with inspiration in Levinas, as a different model for educational praxis and research. Education as reception and responsibility facilitates the learning of values and the moral environment in the classroom, and it is a fundamental support for the students in the actual moment of crisis[...]