Cultivating Moral Competence of Chinese Undergraduates with KMDD-Sessions

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Jing Zhang

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This study describes the results of interventions with the Konstanz Method of Dilemma Discussion (KMDD) by Georg Lind, with 89 economics undergraduate participants sampled from Guangdong province. The participants’ mean C-score in the Moral Judgment Test increased only a little because of the teacher’s little experience in using KMDD, but otherwise the intervention produced good results: the participants showed great interest in KMDD although this teaching method is very different from the typical Chinese teaching, and they enjoyed the KMDD-sessions and the classroom atmosphere created through it. Students’ feedback will be useful for future application and research on KMDD in China.

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Zhang, J. (2013). Cultivating Moral Competence of Chinese Undergraduates with KMDD-Sessions. ETHICS IN PROGRESS, 4(1), 48-56. https://doi.org/10.14746/eip.2013.1.4
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