Saturday, March 25, 2017

Kohlberg and encouraging moral development

Continuing recent posts on morality, a good summary of Kohlberg's work is here. Of note is how to frame moral arguments to motivate upward change on the moral scale. It is in the last 2 pages of the article on implications for education. One was engaging in moral dilemmas via discussion, allowing students to uncover the higher code for themselves and providing encouraging feedback. Another method is encouraging the 'just community.' First establish where the group is, then engage moral discussion as before, then promote and reinforce wider and more comprehensive group inclusion.

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