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ERIC Number: EJ1133825
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1552-9045
Analyzing Cultural Artifacts for the Introduction, Perpetuation, or Reinforcement of Moral Ideals
Williams, Jennifer
Journal of Leadership Education, v12 n1 p245-251 Win 2013
The development and socialization of morals is a complex concept for students studying ethics. To help students understand the role social learning theory plays in the development of morality, an activity was created focusing on cultural artifacts and their introduction, perpetuation, and/or reinforcement of morality. The aim of this assignment is for students to see "the dialogue between cognitive structure and the complexity presented by the environment" (Kohlberg & Hersh, 1977, p. 57). Results for this assignment not only showed improved conceptualization of moral development by students, but also engaged their higher-order thinking skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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