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ERIC Number: EJ1137006
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1931-4744
Developing and Assessing Undergraduate Students' Moral Reasoning Skills
Hornsby, Karen
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v1 n2 Article 7 Jul 2007
"What does deep ethical understanding look like and how can we measure the progression of this aptitude?" Qualitative and quantitative data collected from students in Contemporary Moral Problems courses over two successive semesters revealed that the development of moral reasoning skills is a slow process. The progression of moral reasoning does not occur in a linear fashion nor is there a point at which a person will have satisfied all of the necessary and sufficient conditions for good moral reasoning. Student artifacts collected present moral reasoning skills as more of an ebb and flow, a type of "coherence model" with ongoing adjustment of one's beliefs, moral principles, values, and factual information.
Centers for Teaching & Technology at Georgia Southern University. IJ-SoTL, Georgia Southern University, Henderson Library 1301, Statesboro, GA 30460. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
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