Moral-Democratic Competence

A democratic, peaceful living together is possible only,
if all citizens develop the ability to cope with problems and conflicts on the basis of moral principles through deliberation and discussion, instead of using violence and deceit, or bowing down to power.

Because most people lack opportunities for moral-democratic learning, education must provide them.

Georg Lind

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How to Teach Morality" (Logos, Berlin)lind-2016
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Measuring Moral Competence with the MCT

Fostering Moral Competence with the KMDD® and Discussion Theater

Evaluation of Teaching Methods / ITSE


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Associations & Conferences


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KMDD Workshop-Seminars:
How to Foster Moral Competence*

Symposia and Lectures on
Moral competence

blue Dez. 1, 2017. Moralerziehung als pädagogische Herausforderung: Die Konstanzer Methode der Dilemma-Diskussion (KMDD)®, vhs München Nord, Ismaning. Info.

blue Mai 21-25, 2018 (Pfingstferien).
Volkshochschule Konstanz (deutsch).

Nähere Informationen bis Ende Oktober. Interessenten bitte bis 31. Dez. 2017 voranmelden: georg.lind[ät]

blue July 2018 (in prep.).
KMDD workshop-seminar, University of California at Irvine, USA.

blue September, 2018.
KMDD workshop-seminar, University Kraków, Poland.

blue 2018.
KMDD workshop-seminar, Vilnius, Lithuania (in prep.).

blue 2018.
KMDD workshop-seminar, University of Concepción, Chile (in prep.).

Past Workshops

blue July 28-29, 2017.
"Democracy, Morality, and Education" - A two-day conference (workshop & lectures) by Dr. Georg Lind, University of California at Irvine, USA. Info & Registration.

* Please register as early as possible to get all the information.
Please note that the first day of the workshop-seminar is open to all and free of charge.
Inquire here: (georg[dot]Lind[ät]uni-konstanz[dot]de)

blue Nov. 2, 2017
Diskussionstheater "Reden & Zuhören", Frauenkirche, Dresden. Info. Flyer.

blue Nov. 30, 2017
Demokratie ist lehrbar. Die Methode des Diskussionstheaters, vhs München Nord, Ismaning. Info. Flyer.

blue February, 2018.
"Ethics and Morality -- A Division of Labor". Invited lecture, opening the new Center for Ethics of the Rosario University, Bogotá (in prepration

...Past events

blue Sept 15, 2017.
"Moral-democratic competence. Its nature and relevance, and the need to foster it." (slides). Cespec's Summer School, Cuneo, Italy.
... more

blue Sept 25, 2017.
Discussion Theater, town hall square, Poznan, Poland.

blue Sept 29-30, 2017.
"Moral competence". Conference: “Moral competence: A brand new research topic in cognitive psychology, ethics and law”, AMU University, Poznan, Poland.

lind 2017
Ewa Nowak, Dawn Schrader & Boris Zizek, eds.: Educating Competencies for Democracy. Frankfurt: Peter Lang Georg Lind: Moralerziehung auf den Punkt gebracht. [Moral Education in a Nutshell.] Schwalbach: Debus Pädagogik. Georg Lind: La moral puede ensenarse. Mexico: trillas
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Georg Lind, Hans A. Hartmann & R. Wakenhut, eds.: Moral Judgment and Social Education. Edison, NJ: Transaction Publisher.Also available as Google Books

Kay Hemmerling: Morality Behind Bars. An Intervention Study on Fostering Moral Competence in Prisoners as a New Approach to Social Rehabilitation. Frankfurt: Peter Lang.

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