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Edith Cowan University

2008

Moral education

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Strategies In Values Education: Horse Or Cart?, Laurie Brady Oct 2008

Strategies In Values Education: Horse Or Cart?, Laurie Brady

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

This article describes briefly the growing emphasis in Australia on values education as evidenced by the Australian Government’s National Framework for Values Education in Australian Schools (2005), and the responses of the respective States and Territories. Arguing that the major approaches to the teaching of values (the trait approach often taught through moral biography; values clarification; the cognitive developmental approach taught typically by discussion of moral dilemmas; and role playing) are markedly different in theory and practice, and that the National Framework is not prescriptive about the nature of teaching, the author suggests that the strategies embedded in the ...


Making The Implicit Explicit: Values And Morals In Queensland Teacher Education, Amanda Mergler Aug 2008

Making The Implicit Explicit: Values And Morals In Queensland Teacher Education, Amanda Mergler

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Since the mid-1990s, the role of the teacher has expanded to include overseeing and intervening in the moral development of students. In Australia, this expectation of teachers was generated largely by the national coalition government, and has been continued by the Labor government. As a result, it is essential that pre-service teacher education courses skill pre-service teachers in appropriate ways to educate students about values and morals. Additionally, education degrees must provide opportunities for pre-service teachers to analyse and reflect on their own values and morals. Professional Standards for Queensland Teachers (Queensland College of Teachers, 2006) takes the view that ...