ERIC Number: ED421108
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
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Technology and the Moral Sense: Re-Wiring Moral Education.
Ryan, Francis J.; Sweeder, John J.; Bednar, Maryanne R.
This paper presents a brief synopsis of recent trends in moral education and suggests ways in which a blending of idea and product technologies can promote the development of four specific moral sentiments: sympathy, duty, fairness, and self-control. Four integrated strategies that teacher educators can use to help preservice and inservice teachers "plug into" these moral sentiments are described: (1) virtual gatherings--a form of telecommunication activity meant to bring together participants from different geographic locations and time zones; (2) social action projects--real world contexts for humanitarian, action-oriented telecommunications activities; (3) careful selection and re-purposing of computer courseware; and (4) video production projects. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Software Selection, Courseware, Educational Objectives, Educational Technology, Ethical Instruction, Higher Education, Moral Development, Moral Values, Responsibility, Self Control, Social Action, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Telecommunications, Trend Analysis, Values Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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