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 through using violence and deceit, or bowing down to others.

Because there are not enough opportunities for moral-democratic learning, education must provide them.

Georg Lind

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MCT & KMDD blog

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

Fostering Moral Competence, KMDD® and Discussion Theater

Evaluation of Teaching Methods / ITSE




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Last update: February 23, 2018

KMDD Workshop-Seminars:
How to Foster Moral Competence*

Symposia and Lectures on
Moral competence

blue 22-26. Mai 2018 (Pfingstferien).
Volkshochschule Konstanz (deutsch). Programm (Zugang: ID="kmdd kurs", Pw="kohlberg"
). Info & Anmeldung (bis 31. April 2018) | Ankündigung durch Kultusministerium Ba-Wü

blue July 2018 (in prep.).
KMDD workshop-seminar, University of California at Irvine, USA.
Cancelled. Will possibly be replaced by a workshop in Irvine, in September 2018.

blue November 2018 / März 2019.
Sächsisches Landesamt für Schule und Bildung (LASUB), Dresden (in Vorbereitung).

Past Workshops

blue 16.-17. Januar 2018
Hochschule für Heilpädagogik, Zürich.

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 22. März 2018, 12:30 Uhr
Vortrag "Reden und Zuhören fördern", Rotary Club, Casino-Restaurant Villagio, Konstanz.

blue 23. April 2018, 19:30
Apl. Prof. em. Georg Lind im Gespräch mit dem Theologen und Bürgerrechtler Frank Richter in der vhs Landkreis Konstanz e.V., vhs Konstanz. Programm.

blue June 7th-8th, 2018
Construction, Co-Construction, and Empathy." Invited keynote lecture, The Nordic-Baltic Region (NBR) Conference, Vilnus, Litauen.
(in prepration)

blue October 11th - 13th, 2018.
Symposium "Moral Competence - Its Nature, its Relevance, and Its Education," in Chemnitz, Germany.
Web-Site. Contact for information & proposals: Martina Reinicke (m.reinicke[ät]

...Past events

blue March 7th, 2018
Diskussions-Theater "Reden & Zuhören", Frauenkirche, Dresden. Kalender | direkte Anmeldung | Artikel in der Sächsischen Zeitung.

blue February 13th-14th, 2018.
"Moral competence ...". Invited lecture and workshop at the academic opening conference "Public Ethics", Rosario University, and at the Departmernt of Communication, Santo Tomas University, Bogotá.

lind 2017
lind 1985
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
Mail order: trillas

Georg Lind, Hans A. Hartmann & R. Wakenhut, eds.: Moral Development and the Social Environment. Chicago: Precedent Publ.
Republication2010 by 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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