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Cooper, Diane L.; Liddell, Debora L.; Davis, Tiffany J.; Pasquesi, Kira – New Directions for Student Services, 2012
In this era of increased accountability, it is important to consider how student affairs researches and assesses the outcomes of efforts to increase moral competence. This article examines both qualitative and quantitative inquiry methods for measuring moral development. The authors review the instrumentation and methods typically used to measure…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Role, Student Personnel Workers, College Students
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You, Zhuran; Rud, A. G. – Education and Culture, 2010
While John Dewey's learning theory has been widely credited as the essential theoretical underpinnings of service learning, lesser attention has been paid to his concept of moral imagination regarding its immense potentials in nurturing college students' moral growth in service learning. This article explores Dewey's framework of moral imagination…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Ethical Instruction, Imagination, Service Learning
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King, Patricia M; Mayhew, Matthew J. – Journal of Moral Education, 2002
Reviews the Defining Issues Test studies (n=172) to investigate the moral development of undergraduate college students. Provides an organizational framework for analyzing educational contexts in higher education. Suggests that there are dramatic gains in moral judgment development and changes in moral reasoning during the college years. (CAJ)
Descriptors: College Environment, College Students, Educational Objectives, Ethnicity
Rest, James R. – 1979
The document discusses the nature of moral judgment, reviews previous studies which link higher education to moral judgment, and presents results of a longitudinal study comparing college and non-college subjects. This project report from the Higher Education and Cognitive-Social Development Project at the University of Minnesota is presented in…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Cognitive Development, College Students, Educational Objectives