- Created by: shrArthS1
- Created on: 28-05-17 12:49
Kohlberg’s theory of moral understanding
· Moral understanding is identified by presenting a child with a moral dilemma and asking them what they would do in that situation.
· Kohlberg’s Stage Theory:
o Level 1- Own needs need to be met
§ Stage 1- Punishment and Obedience orientation-> Based on punishment, if punished, must be bad. If rewarded, must be good.
§ Stage 2- Individualism, Instrumental purpose and exchange- Based on how it feels i.e. feels good, it is right.
o Level 2- Approval of others needed
§ Stage 3- Expectations, relationships and conformity-> Based on group norms i.e. family believe something is right so it must be.
§ Stage 4- Social systems and conscience-> Based on intent i.e. didn’t mean to do something so not as bad.