Course: Psychology of Moral Development

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Course title Psychology of Moral Development
Course code KPD/PMVY
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study 1
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Nota Josef, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Case interpretation 2. Moral development in J.Piaget 3. Kohlberg´s model of moral judgement development. 4. Social perspective taking in Selman. 5. Contribution of C. Gilligan and feminist approach. 6. Moral development in psychoanalysis and behaviourism. 7. Moral development in E. H. Erikson. 8. Values and virtues. 10. Moral development and moral education.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book)
Learning outcomes
Students will be familiarized with development of morality in the work of J. Piaget, L. Kohlberg and E. Erikson
Students acquire developmental approach to moral action, learn some models of moral development and practice applying the models to education and social work.
Entry requirements: Develomental psychology

Assessment methods and criteria

Read and understand thematic books, oral exam
Recommended literature
  • Becker, Ch.:. Jádro věci. Individuace jako etický proces. 978-80-903715-8-3.
  • Heidbrink, H.:. Psychologie morálního vývoje. Praha, Portál, 1997.
  • Piaget, J., Inhelderová, B.:. Psychologie dítěte. Portál, Praha 2000..
  • Poněšický, J.:. Člověk a jeho postavení ve světě. ISBN 80-7254-861-1.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Free Time Education (2015) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Ethics in Social Work (2013) Category: Social sciences 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer