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With several 'low key' but significant and impactful amendments to the EYFS coming into play as of last week (the 4th Jan 2023) it's crucial everyone within the industry is up to date and has a plan of action to swiftly tick the boxes necessary to comply with the changes.
Have you ever wondered about where morals come from, when do we develop them and do we ever stop developing our moral compass? Well if you're like Ben the answer will most certainly be YES, which is why he's created this class all about moral development in the early years to try and provide you with some of the answers! Morals don't just magically appear one evening as we hit a certain age, they take years and years of development through social interactions and experiences. But how can we best help children develop good moral principles and encourage them to adopt morals we deem as socially acceptable?
1. Piaget's Moral Development Theory24:33
Where best to start than discussing the work of Jean Piaget and his moral development theory that has paved the way for ideas and theories on moral development that have since followed. In this lesson you'll dive straight into how Piaget believed moral reasoning was developed, what sparks moral development and what does it looks like over time.
2. Kohlberg’s 6 Stages of Moral Development11:30
Inspired by the work of Jean Piaget, Lawrence Kohlberg developed a framework outlining how humans progress through the 6 stages of moral development in a hierarchical order, as their cognitive abilities develop. In this lesson you'll explore what goes into these stages of development and how moral reasoning shapes and changes over time.
3. Exploring Alternative Views Of Moral Development05:41
Next up Ben is exploring the work of both Carol Gilligan and Robert Coles who provide a different viewpoint from the slightly more rigid views of moral development presented by both Piaget and Kohlberg. Both theories challenge some of the ideas presented in the first two lessons but for very different reasons!
4. How You Can Support Moral Development08:27
In this final lesson Ben proposes some real life methods and strategies for developing positive moral development within children in the early years. We focus so much on 'school readiness' and 'educational goals' we neglect the idea of developing quality moral reasoning within our children.
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