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History

In response to the need of the society for applicable, fundamental and comprehensive research in the field of psychology, pedagogy and ethics, the faculty of Ethics and Pedagogy was approved in 2011 in the new structure of the Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies; however, it was formally established in 2014. This faculty includes 3 research groups: ‘‘Studies of Intellectual Nurturing of Children and adolescent’’, ‘‘psychology’’ and ‘‘Fundamental and Practical Ethics’’.

By expanding of the scientist’s view, which is the necessity of the education of critical thought for children, the IHCS was among the first Asian institutes to make arrangements for establishing a research group in the educational field of the intellectual nurturing of children.  The establishment of this group was approved under the title of ‘‘Philosophy for Children and adolescent’’, thanks to Dr. Saeid Naji with the support of Dr. Mahdi Golshani, who was the chief of IHCS at that time.  They translated and published some relevant sources and conducted the initial research in this field. Another group from this faculty, ‘‘Psychology and Elm-Al-Nafs’’, began their activities in 2015. The research group of Practical Studies of Ethic began its activities in August 2015.

 

Objectives

The identifying and examining instances of immorality at the individual and social levels;

The providing appropriate solutions to overcome immorality and promoting moral beliefs in society

The providing basic solutions for transforming the educational systems of the country from memory-oriented to a thinking-oriented system and enhancing the power of judgment, selection and decision-making;

The developing and presenting applicable models of philosophy programs for children and adolescent and training contemplation in school programs;

The identifying teaching and training needs in children and adults with respect to factors such as intelligence and talent, and providing the necessary solutions to solve students' problems;

The offering novel and functional solutions compatible with domestic culture in order to solve individual and problems;

The providing academic and educational sources required for disciplines such as psychology and education, based on the principle of domestication of humanities;

The providing the required sources for audiences of philosophy programs for children (including instructors, planners, children and adolescent).

 

Scientific, Research and Educational Activities

The holding lectures, conferences and workshops;

The publishing the scientific research journal Tafakkor va Koodad (Contemplation and Children);

40 completed projects and 7 ongoing projects;

The holding more than 90 sessions and lectures;

The holding more than 158 workshops;

The publishing more than 95 articles and 60 books.

Last Update At : 10 December 2023