The ethics of professionality in educational care: competence, knowledge and passion
AbstractThe article presents a critical reflection on current cultural contexts paying particular attention to the “sad passions” they connote and the heavy price paid by young people and adolescents reducing their capacity for planning. In order to resist this tendency and open up to the possibility of “joyful passions” we refer to the commitment of educational professionality, to the ethical substratum of its deontology, and to the various competences and meta-competences which characterise it. In particular emphasises the importance of an “emotional knowledge”, which gives value to, and enriches the intersection between knowledge and feeling and favours empowerment on the subjective and social level, promoting passion and growth and to involve oneself in pacific, rich relationships with the Other.
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