Updated 7 years 8 months ago

Now that I have been living in Xizhou for a week, I can start to see ways that I can connect with the people living in the village. Observing the choices people in and around the Linden Centre make in their daily lives, and finding out why they make these choices will help me find out the moral reasoning behind these actions.

Updated 7 years 8 months ago

What I know about moral reasoning is restricted to Lawrence Kohlberg's works. Kohlberg was a brilliant man who created a theory called "Kohlberg's Six Stages Moral Development," a list of 6 stages of Moral reasoning where people are making varied choices for different reasons. It starts at punishment avoidence, where one makes choices to escape punishment. It then goes on to seeking rewards, and eventually gets to following their own version of "Justice." I learned of Kohlberg from Mr. Tafel, and the basic facts about Kohlberg on the internet.

Updated 7 years 8 months ago

Here are the people that I can possibly spend some time picking their brains so that I can sort of analyze how they think-

Starting with Locals-

Updated 7 years 7 months ago

There haven't been too many widely accepted moral developement theories, and of those that are, Kohlberg's theory is at the very top. Besides that, Jean Piaget and Carol Gilligan 's two theories are the only two theories that have been taken in by the world.

Updated 6 years 1 month ago

The main point to be made with this final product is what kind of stages of moral reasoning I believe are for myself, and, I hope, others. My main audience for this is myself, because these are the stages that I plan to apply to my own life. I do hope, though, it can be made in a way that, like Kohlberg's theory, the ideas can be universal.

Updated 6 years 1 month ago

 

Note from Project Advisor: The following description of stages of moral development was created by the author after a four-week immersion experience in a small village in Yunnan Province. The author paid particular attention to people from the village for whom he had respect, and attempted to develop his own ideas about what he saw as the stages or levels of moral development present in the village.

About This Learner

Hi. I'm Harrison. I've lived in China most my life, and haven't really gone anywhere else. Short vacations and camp trips are all I really have of living someplace outside of my cozy little home. As a result, I thought that the experience I could gain from living in Yunnan for a month, taking in the sight, living the life, would be the best thing I could do right now for my own experience.