ERIC Number: EJ1043837
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Questioning Intuition through Reflective Engagement
Schmidt, Christopher D.
Journal of Moral Education, v43 n4 p429-446 2014
Current literature on ethics and moral development focuses on discussion concerning the impact of intuition on moral decision-making. Through the use of student journal reflections over the course of one semester, this study utilized a grounded theory approach in order to explore and understand participant levels of awareness and understanding of intuition in this regard. The findings suggest that reflective engagement enables these participants to become more aware of and therefore "access" and "govern" intuitions so that they can be more equally integrated during a moral decision-making process. This study emphasizes the student's understanding of the impact of intuition on moral decision-making and therefore offers additional insight into the current discussion in the literature.
Descriptors: Reflection, Grounded Theory, Moral Values, Decision Making, Intuition, Ethics, Moral Development, Journal Writing, Student Attitudes, Student Journals, Undergraduate Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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