Moral Development

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Piagets Theory
childrens understanding of moral reasoning, develops in line with cognitive development, as children get older their moral reasoning gets more sophisticated
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Piagets Methods (hypothetical stories)
examined a childs ability to take a persons intentions into account when judging the moral status of their actions
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Piagets Methods (hypothetical stories)
children aged 3-12 were read pair of stories, one involved minor harm caused deliberately and one serious harm accidentally
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Piagets Stages of Moral Development
1) pre-moral judgement (0-5).. children have little understanding of morals, given little chance to make their own moral decisions, little understanding of rules
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Piagets Stages of Moral Development
2) pre moral realism (5-10).. children understand rules and use them to guide moral decisions. believe in moral absolutism- rules are layed down in absolute unchangeable by (god)
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examined a childs ability to take a persons intentions into account when judging the moral status of their actions

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Piagets Methods (hypothetical stories)

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children aged 3-12 were read pair of stories, one involved minor harm caused deliberately and one serious harm accidentally

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1) pre-moral judgement (0-5).. children have little understanding of morals, given little chance to make their own moral decisions, little understanding of rules

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2) pre moral realism (5-10).. children understand rules and use them to guide moral decisions. believe in moral absolutism- rules are layed down in absolute unchangeable by (god)

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