ERIC Number: ED504056
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Moral Education in Time of Global Transformation
Clarken, Rodney H.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Oxford Round Table, Harris Manchester College (Oxford England, July 30-August 4, 2006)
Conceptions of morality and moral education are in need of reexamination in this time of global transformation. Historical views of morality and moral education are briefly presented, the commonalities and implications of these conceptualizations discussed and their influence on civilization briefly explored. The modern-day conceptions of morality and moral development are presented and compared. Moral education depends upon and is conditioned upon mental activities of cognition (knowing, intellectual, epistemological, thinking), affection (valuing, emotional, aesthetic, feeling) and conation (striving, volitional, ethical, willing). This tripartite theory of cognition, affection and conation is explored along with the following questions: What is a universal foundation upon which we can determine the morals that should guide present day affairs? Are there moral principles that transcend time and place? On what basis do we determine what is right and what is wrong? What role do religion and science play in this process? Using what we know about cognition, affection, conation, psychomotor and moral development, along with the Baha'i framework for moral education, can our children and youth develop into happy and healthy adults.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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