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MORAL STUDIES JUNEJULY 2009

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Introduction

Rationale: Moral Studies is aimed at fostering the development of individuals who are morally good and well-balanced. What is Moral Education or Moral Studies? Roger Staughan (1982) states that Moral Education or Moral Studies as a subject is vague.
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Moral Interpretations

W. Damon (1988) says that there is no single definitive definition of morality that is universal and acceptable to everyone. Conflicting interpretations and conceptions of morals, morality, ethics, and values resulted in differences in interpretations, which give rise to conflicting views, misunderstandings and disputes on the concept of moral studies.

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Differences in Concepts

N.J. Bull (1969) states that teaching moral is difficult if we ourselves do not know what morality is. Etymologically, ethics, which is derived from the Greek word ethos means custom or usage. Moral comes from the Latin word mores which has the same meaning as ethos.
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Differences in Concepts

V. Grassian (1981) defines ethics as a philosophical study of morals (good behaviour, moral obligation, moral attitude, moral responsibility, social justice and good living qualities. W.K. Frankena (1973) explains ethics as a moral philosophy or philosophical thinking about morality, moral problems and moral judgement.

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Value

Websters New World Dictionary explains value as that quality of a thing according to which it is thought of as being more or less desirable, useful, estimable, important, etc; worth or the degree of worth; that which is desirable or worthy of esteem for its own sake; thing or quality having intrinsic worth; and the social principle, goal, or standard held or accepted by members of the community.
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Course Outlines

Lesson 1: General Introduction (13/06/2009) Lesson 2: Theory & Value Systems (13/06/2009) Lesson 2: Understanding Moral (20/06/2009) Lesson 3: The Values of Religions and Beliefs (27/06/2009) Lesson 4: The Moral Person (04/07/2009) Lesson 5: Solving Moral Conflict (11/07/2009) Lesson 6: Moral Issues (18/07/2009)
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Group Presentation
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The Environment Life Rearmament & War Business & Commercial Ethics Sexuality Discrimination Freedom of Information

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Guidelines to Group Presentation


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Slide presentation and soft copy to the lecturer. Seminar with questions and answers Length of Time: Not more than half an hour

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