Moral Development Theory

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Moral development is the gradual development of an individual’s concept of right or wrong – conscious, religious values, social attitudes and certain behaviour. Kohlberg’s theory of moral development can be used by teachers in classroom in following ways:- - Incorporate role-playing and use of scenarios to teach objectives of Family and Consumer Science curriculum. - Develop tests that use scenarios and questions specific to the scenarios. - Develop projects where students must use skills of application and evaluation - Develop method of incorporating student input into classroom disciplinary procedures. - Develop writing assignments for classroom disciplinary infractions. - Develop procedures for evaluating writing assignment and involving…show more content…
Preschoolers display emptions and in later years they learn more advanced emotions that people might not be feeling as good as they show externally. They tend to have begun making representations that are different from reality and are more likely to perceive false belief. And that is when misconceptions are made in their mind. Teachers cannot automatically assume that in a particular lesson any preconceptions regarding this lesson will appear. It is necessary to diagnose such concepts and, in the case of misconceptions, to plan a lesson which integrates new information with these concepts. The key to success is ensuring that students are constructing or reconstructing a correct framework for their new knowledge. One way of establishing this framework is to have students create "concept maps," an approach pioneered by Novak and Gowin (1984). With this technique, students learn to visualize a group of concepts and their interrelationships. Children’s knowledge about mental representation keeps on increasing after the preschool time. And later in middle childhood that understand that mind is an active and constructive…show more content…
First, the learner recognizes the presence of intervening obstacles on his way to the goal. Then the learner observes the problematic situation, analyze it and perceive the relation between the goal and the obstacles. After analyzing the total situation he reaches in conclusions by means of hesitation, pause, concentrated attention etc. The learner makes initial efforts in the form of a simple trial and error mechanism. The learner maintains frequently recurrent attention to the goal and motivation. At a certain moment there is a sudden perception of the relationship in the total situation and the organism directly performs the required acts. After getting an insightful solution, the individual tries to implement it in another situation. The learner reaches the ability to understand the relevant parts of the situation and overlooking the irrelevant

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