The 6th International Conference on Ethics Education is organized under the auspices of the International Association for Education in Ethics (https://www.ethicsassociation.org/).
The main goals of the Association are the following:
1) to exchange knowledge and expertise regarding the teaching of ethics in various educational settings;
2) to promote the development of methods and best practices in ethics education;
3) to promote collaboration and contact between educators from countries around the world; and
4) to facilitate and enhance the teaching of ethics at national, regional and international levels (Ten Have, 2016:6)1.
Since 2012, the International Conference on Ethics Education has been hosted in North America (USA, 2013), Middle East (Turkey, 2014), South America (Brazil, 2015), Europe (Spain, 2016) and Asia (India, 2017); the next significant region being Africa.
In the last 10 to 15 years, South Africa has been very actively involved in offering a wide array of medical ethics and research ethics training courses on tertiary level, as well as various continuous professional development programmes for health professionals. In addition, there is a growing number of community leaders, politicians, Constitutional Court judges and academics from a wide variety of disciplines that recognise the importance of fostering ethics education skills amongst school teachers and university lecturers in order to facilitate ethics awareness and ethics reasoning at all educational levels. As such, South Africa is proud to host the 6th International Conference on Ethics Education at Spier Conference Centre in Stellenbosch (South Africa) from the 3rd to the 5th of October 2018.