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Creating moral winds and nurturing moral growth in a P4C classroom community in Taiwan

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Jessica Ching-Sze Wang

Department of Education, National Chiayi University, TW
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In this paper I provide a theoretical framework for conceptualising the use of moral education in P4C by drawing on Ann Sharp’s work. I use this framework to present my own pedagogical action research in an elementary school in Taiwan. I use both quantitative and qualitative data to document students’ moral growth. The results indicate that moral education takes place in a morally stimulating environment, namely, a thinking and caring community of inquiry, with a morally-infused approach to doing P4C in a Confucian society like Taiwan. In this study I employed a Confucian interpretative lens to develop relevant classroom rituals and strategies for creating moral winds in the classroom. The conception of moral education presented in this study provides a glimpse of what P4C classrooms may look like in a global context.

How to Cite: Wang, J.C.-S., 2020. Creating moral winds and nurturing moral growth in a P4C classroom community in Taiwan. Journal of Philosophy in Schools, 7(1), pp.16–37. DOI: http://doi.org/10.46707/jps.v7i.107
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Published on 05 Jun 2020.
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