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Thinking and Acting in Military Pedagogy

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Edited By Hubert Annen, Can Nakkas and Juha Mäkinen

Military pedagogical research and teaching has made headways. There is still no internationally accepted unified field theory, but the diversity and heterogeneity of military pedagogy reflects the complexity of modern military tasks and enables the scientific debate on military ethics and morale, military education and interculturality. While political and educational developments have caught up with some of the topics addressed, changes in the military and the political and educational landscape will always necessitate this branch of academia to continuously adapt to the needs of the armed forces and their servicemen and -women. Insofar, the diverse contributions in this volume offer valuable insights into current military pedagogical thinking and acting.

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ANNEN, Hubert. Colonel, PhD, Head of Military Psychology and Military Peda- gogy and Dean of the Teaching and Research Branch at the Military Academy at ETH Zurich. Head of the Assessment Centers for career officer candidates, ca- reer NCO candidates, and general staff officer candidates. Head of Research of the Psychological-Pedagogic Service of the Swiss Armed Forces. Research in military pedagogy, evaluation and validation of assessment and selection pro- cedures for military leaders, motivational aspects in military context and personali- ty and organizational attitudes. hubert.annen@milak.ethz.ch ANTTILA, Ulla. PhD in Military Sciences (National Defence University, Helsinki) and MA in Social Sciences (University of Helsinki). Acting executive director of KIOS, the Finnish NGO Foundation for Human Rights. M.P. from 1991 to 2007. Doctoral dissertation “Enhancing Human Security through Crisis Management – Opportunities and Challenges for Learning” (2012). ulla.anttila@pp3.inet.fi CAFORIO, Giuseppe. General (ret.) of the Italian Army. Degree in Strategic Sciences, Law, Political Science, and a Master in Communication Science. For- merly president of the Research Committee 01 “Armed Forces and Conflict Resolution” of the International Sociological Association, vice-president of the Italian Interuniversity Centre of Historical and Military Studies, founding member and coordinator of a working group of the ERGOMAS, and member of several other institutes of research. Outside consultant of the governmental Italian Centre of Strategic and Military Studies. gcaforio@fastwebnet.it FOOT, Peter. PhD, Professor Emeritus Defence Studies at the Canadian Forces College, Toronto and the Royal Military College, Kingston, Canada. Former Academic Dean and current Associate Fellow at the Geneva...

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