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Understanding Morality and Ethics: Maneuvering Ethical Dilemmas in Digital Educational Contexts
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Educational sciences, Educational science. (Induction; IT i lärande)
2017 (English)In: Teacher Education for Ethical Professional Practice in the 21st Century / [ed] O. Dreon & D. Polly, Hershey: IGI Global, 2017, 72-97 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter provides a theoretical base for the understanding of moral and ethical issues in teaching. It outlines how teaching can be regarded as a social, relational and moral endeavor and discusses the moral and ethical dimensions of teaching and learning. Classical ethical frames, such as consequentialism, deontology and virtue ethics, are described and problematized as guiding frames for the process of moral decision-making. Bauman’s ideas about ethics in postmodern society are presented, including the notion of moral uncertainty and ambivalence in present-day society. Habermas’ (1996) discourse ethics, emphasizing communicative actions, are also introduced. The theoretical frame of dilemmatic space is proposed as an additional means of understanding and maneuvering through the complexities of modern everyday life, where varying norms and values and moral and political positions are taken into account. Conflicting views of how morality develops are presented and challenges for teaching morality and ethics outlined.

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Hershey: IGI Global, 2017. 72-97 p.
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Ethic, moral, ICT, digital technologies, dilemmas, teachers, education
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-22610DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1668-2.ch004ISBN: 9781522516682ISBN: 9781522516699OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-22610DiVA: diva2:1038976
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Publicerad i oktober 2016, men (C) satt till 2017

Available from: 2016-10-20 Created: 2016-10-20 Last updated: 2016-12-22Bibliographically approved

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