Johannes Katsarov

Johannes Katsarov
Leuphana University Lüneburg · Institute for Management and Organization

MA Career Counselling & Organisation Development
Serious Game Researcher at Leuphana University Lüneburg

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Introduction
The main focus of my research lies on the question, how to train people to be morally sensitive, i.e., for them to notice when their actions could imply ethical problems. In doing so, I develop and experiment with digital games for ethics training, conduct meta-analyses, and engage with normative problems. Additionally, I act as the Coordinating Director of Foundation of the Network for Innovation in Career Guidance & Counselling in Europe (NICE), which promotes excellent training across Europe.
Additional affiliations
January 2019 - December 2020
University of Zurich
Position
  • Research Associate
Description
  • In contribution to the Horizon-2020 project "INTEGRITY" (http://h2020integrity.eu/), we are investigating the empirical evidence about what works in the training for a responsible conduct of research (research integrity training).
February 2016 - January 2020
University of Zurich
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • In the SNSF-funded project "Moral Sensitivity", we investigated the potential of Serious Moral Games (digital games for ethics education). We have developed two game prototypes, tested them empirically, and looked into normative questions.
October 2015 - April 2016
University of Zurich
Position
  • Research Associate

Publications

Publications (34)
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This article reviews educational efforts to promote a responsible conduct of research (RCR) that were reported in scientific publications between 1990 and early 2020. Unlike previous reviews that were exploratory in nature, this review aimed to test eleven hypotheses on effective training strategies. The achievement of different learning outcomes w...
Presentation
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Die Präsentation nennt die Lernziele von uMed und erklärt zentrale Strategien, mithilfe derer diese Lernziele erreicht werden sollen. Der Schwerpunkt liegt darauf, Erkenntnisse aus vier ersten Wirksamkeitsstudien in Kürze zusammenzufassen. Eine Veröffentlichung dieser Ergebnisse steht noch aus.
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Serious games have emerged as a promising new form of education and training. Even though the benefits of serious games for education are undisputed, there is still a further need for research on the efficacy of such games. The main goal of our research is to examine the effectiveness of a serious moral game—uFin: The Challenge—that was designed to...
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In order to manage ethical challenges in organizations and the workplace, moral sensitivity (MS)—the ability to identify and ascribe importance to moral issues when they arise in the workplace—is seen as the key prerequisite by researchers and professionals. However, despite the importance of MS, satisfactory reliable and valid measures to assess t...
Book
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The practice of career guidance and counselling supports people in dealing with a wide variety of challenges related to their education and training, their vocational development and employment. Career professionals support their clients in diverse ways, through counselling, education, assessment, and information, but also through interventions in...
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Ethics teaching in medicine, nursing and other health care professions does not only consist of knowledge transfer that can be easily implemented digitally. Rather, it focuses on specific ethical competences (such as arguing and articulating one's own moral position) and attitudes (such as empathic patient orientation, critical self-reflection, and...
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Ethik-Lehre in Medizin, Pflege und anderen Gesundheitsberufen besteht nicht allein aus Wissensvermittlung, die digital gut umzusetzen ist. Im Mittelpunkt stehen vielmehr spezifische ethische Fertigkeiten (etwa Argumentieren und Artikulieren der eigenen moralischen Position) und Haltungen (etwa empathische Patientenorientierung, kritische Selbstrefl...
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Moral sensitivity, the ability to notice ethical problems, is a key competence for health professionals. Failures to notice ethical problems can cause false treatments or the exposure of patients to severe health risks without their informed consent. In this viewpoint we argue that the training and testing of moral sensitivity among health professi...
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In this contribution, we present the conception of the serious moral game uMed: Your Choice for the training of medical students’ moral sensitivity and resoluteness. First, we offer an overview of the moral competences that we aim to train through the game: an empathic concern for relevant groups; an awareness of one’s susceptibility to biases and...
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Moral sensitivity, the ability to recognize ethical issues when they arise in practice, is a key premise for career practitioners' professional conduct of Career Guidance Counselling (CGC). Due to the diversity of ethical issues related to CGC and the situational contingency of ethical problems, the assessment of moral sensitivity is challenging. T...
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Moral sensitivity, understood as an individual’s capability of identifying and ascribing importance to moral issues when they arise, is often considered a key competence in professional life and a precondition of ethical behavior. With a focus on business settings, this article presents a new measure to assess individual’s sensitivity to moral and...
Poster
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Auf diesem Poster präsentieren wir in aller Kürze das Serious Moral Game "uMed: Your Choice", welches wir zurzeit an der Universität Zürich entwickeln. Die Präsentation umfasst die Lernziele, wesentliche Spielmechanismen u.a. Für ein vertieftes Verständnis verweisen wir auf das Buchkapitel "Conception of a Video Game to Enhance Medical Ethics Train...
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To make good decisions, people must be able to identify the ethical features of a situation, i.e., to notice when and how the welfare of others and ethical values are at stake. In the work of military and law enforcement officers, moral sensitivity is of special importance, due to an especially stressful working environment and the severe consequen...
Presentation
Zum Verständnis des Nutzens von ethischen Standards können zunächst deren Zwecke in der Bildungs- und Berufsberatung betrachtet werden. So beinhalten ethische Standards grundsätzlich Schutzfunktionen für Ratsuchende und eine Interessenwahrung in Sinne einer Beratungsprofession. Sie sollen den beratenden Berufsstand auch mit seiner sozialen Verpflic...
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In a changing world, there is a need to reflect about the research basis of career guidance and counselling (CGC) as a professional practice, considering the contributions of various disciplines and research traditions. This paper outlines a possible European research agenda (ERA) to further enhance the knowledge foundation of the CGC practice. The...
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Zunehmend diskutiert man in der Wissenschaft, wie Videospiele zur gezielten Förderung von ethischem Verhalten eingesetzt werden können. Doch die konkrete Umsetzung dieser Idee ist mit diversen Schwierigkeiten verbunden und braucht seriöse Forschung. Seit einigen Jahren zeigt sich ein bemerkenswerter Wandel in der Beurteilung von Videospielen aus de...
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The goal of this study is to support game designers in the selection and implementation of game mechanisms to promote players’ moral sensitivity (MS). A lack of MS may lead people to behave unethically, without awareness for their actions’ moral implications. In this study, we conduct a theory-based evaluation of 20 distinct game mechanisms in view...
Book
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The citizens of Europe are facing increasingly complex challenges to their career development nowadays. Over the span of their lifetime, they need to manage their careers, and make numerous decisions concerning education, training and employment – decisions, which seriously impact their futures and their wellbeing. To prepare citizens for these cha...
Conference Paper
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The competence of moral sensitivity is increasingly regarded as key for the morality of people's social and professional behavior. However, specialized training strategies have yet to be developed. Training moral sensitivity through video games seems to be a particularly promising approach. This paper presents a research design for a strategic eval...
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p>There were three general points of criticism, which came up at the summit, and which were confirmed after the summit in written statements. Furthermore, there were a couple of more content-related suggestions regarding the ECS. In this article, we will present and discuss the criticism of the ECS, reporting on how we will address the different p...
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During the activities of the conference, the group of eight moderators produced a presentation of the main point discussed in their group in order to arrive to a joint presentation. Following the moderator report, statements from other moderators and participants the contents of the statements were classified using clear categories of concerns/prob...
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In the article framework for academic training of career practitioners in Europe from the perspective of 6 years joint work of 45 universities of EU and associated countries as well stakeholders in the projects of NICE and NICE-2 is presented. Role of NICE professional roles (NPRs), professional functions, competences related to those professional...
Book
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Mit den hier vorgelegten Qualitätsstandards wollen wir – das Nationale Forum Beratung in Bildung, Beruf und Beschäftigung (nfb) und die Forschungsgruppe Beratungsqualität am Institut für Bildungswissenschaft der Universität Heidelberg (IBW) – einen Beitrag zur Stärkung der Qualität und Professionalität der Beratung in Bildung, Beruf und Beschäftigu...
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The "Tuning Project" (as the largest project of our network from 2012 to 2015) continues some of the most central work of our network which we already began in 2009 and which took its first climax in the publication of the "NICE (Tuning) Handbook" in 2012. The ultimate goal is to promote quality in the academic training of CGC practitioners and als...
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From November 21-22, 2013, the members of the “Consistent Tuning Model” team came together in Kaunas (Lithuania) to work out an idea of how we define common European Competence Standards for academic training in career guidance and counselling.
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p> Overview Purposes and Goals of the European Competence Standards (Johannes Katsarov) Professional Functions and Measurable Competences – Central Definitions (Professor Kestutis Pukelis) Three Types of Career Professionals and Three Levels of Competence (Dr Jukka Lerkkanen) Objectives of the Workshop at the Canterbury Summit (Dr Jacques Pouy...
Article
To validate the competence standards, NICE asks all interested career professionals, associations, public employment service managers, HR managers, citizen representatives, researchers, lecturers, and policy-makers concerned with questions of education, training, employment, inclusion and lifelong guidance to review them and provide feedback and co...
Book
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The training of highly competent professionals in career guidance and counselling (CGC) is becoming increasingly important in Europe. but what do such CGC professionals need to be able to do, in order to support individuals, organisations and communities in dealing with complex career-related challenges? And how can special degree programmes be set...

Projects

Projects (5)
Project
Moral Intelligence is about psychological competences that are required to put values into practice. We distinguish between perceptual, motivational, decisional and behavioral competences (moral sensitivity, moral commitment, moral problem solving and moral courage) - Our goal is, among other things, to develop measures to assess those skills and to develop tools to help individuals to promote them. Currently, we work with digital tools, such as Serious Moral Games for training purposes.
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NICE is an open European network for the academic training of people who practice career guidance and counselling (career practitioners). The informal network of NICE currently comprises representatives of more then 50 higher education institutions from more than 30 European countries. NICE is organised through the NICE Foundation. All academic programs for the training of career practitioners in Europe, as well as supporting organisations and people are invited to become founders of NICE.
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To set up a sustainable European Doctoral Program specialized on career guidance and counselling (CGC) which offers highly promising graduates of European higher education institutions the opportunity of becoming the spearhead of CGC-related research and higher education in Europe