The Support of the Community of Inquiry in the Understanding of Death among Children: A German – Japanese Comparison with Gender Analysis

  • Eva Marsal
  • Takara Dobashi


Introduction: This presentation of our research compares concepts of Japanese and German primary school children relating to the topic of death in the context of values education and the ethics of care. This is a project of the German-Japanese Research Initiative on Philosophizing with Children (DJFPK), which aims to facilitate individual autonomy by enhancing philosophical-ethical judgment. It encourages the application and appropriate transfer of values based on philosophical ethical knowledge acquired through independent reflection on the situations of daily life.