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Moral Education
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[German Version]

compromises the education with regard to values, norms, and virtues, and – as reflection on these – ethics. Values education (Value/Values) aims to provide guidance in the cognition and realization of life goals (terminal values), everyday standards (instrumental values), and valuation criteria. Norms education (Norms) aims at the assessment of behavioral patterns. Virtues education (Virtues) is concerned with the adoption of moral stances and capabilities. Ethics education stimul…

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Mokrosch, Reinhold, “Moral Education”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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