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Piaget Moral[1]

  1. 1. Piaget’s Theory of Moral Development Alex Gertman
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>Personal/Professional: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By age 11, began biological research (albino sparrow) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also known for theory of cognitive development (studied his own children) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Studied the way children play to learn about children’s beliefs about right and wrong </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 60 books and several hundred articles written </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work remains directly relevant to theories of moral development </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Theory <ul><li>All development emerges from action </li></ul><ul><li>Morality is a developmental process (heteronomous) </li></ul><ul><li>Why is a lie wrong? </li></ul><ul><li>Who’s naughtier? </li></ul><ul><li>Children observe the world and then decide what’s morally correct </li></ul><ul><li>Strict Mandates vs. No Dominant Influence </li></ul><ul><li>2 Stages: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Objective Morality </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Subjective Morality/Autonomous Morality (motives) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Critique <ul><li>Proposes that morality develops out of peer interaction and is unrelated to authoritative mandates. </li></ul><ul><li>Separation of “good kids” vs. “trouble-makers” </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher’s punishment wouldn’t matter </li></ul>
  5. 5. Value to Practitioners <ul><li>Bringing moral education into the classroom (cheating, crime/morals in politics) </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can ask class to come up w/their own rules (vs. teacher’s rules) </li></ul><ul><li>Making the whole class responsible for everyone’s behavior. </li></ul>
  6. 6. References <ul><li>http://tigger.uic.edu/~lnucci/MoralEd/overviewtext.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://arbeitsblaetter.stangl-taller.at/WISSENSCHAFTPSYCHOLOGIE/PSYCHOLOGEN/PIAGET/piaget2.gif </li></ul><ul><li>http://tigger.uic.edu/~lnucci/MoralEd/articles/graphics/nuccisynthesis1.gif </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Piaget </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.selfhelpmagazine.com/articles/moral-development-of-children.php </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Piaget#Education_and_development_of_morality </li></ul><ul><li>http://pixiestixkidspix.files.wordpress.com/2007/08/cookie-bite-web.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://images.google.com/images?gbv=2&hl=en&q=Peer + </li></ul>

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