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

flag-dt flag-sp flag-fr Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg

Call for Papers, deadline:
May 10th, 2018 (new)

International Symposium
Moral Competence:
Its Nature, its Relevance, and its Education

Chemnitz, Germany

October 11-13, 2018


Psychology, MCT
Education, KMDD®)
Publications, events
Self-Evaluation ITSE
Open, individualized learing
Teacher education
Higher education teaching

MCT & KMDD blog



Diane Ravitch's blog

Susana Frisancho's blog




Last update: June 24, 2018

KMDD Workshop-Seminars:
Forstering moral-democratic competence*

Symposia and Lectures on
Moral competence

Former events

blue 29. Okt. - 2. Nov. 2018 (Herbstferien)
Volkshochschule Konstanz (deutsch)

blue 28-30 Nov. 2018 und 11-13 Febr. 2019.
Sächsisches Landesamt für Schule und Bildung (LASUB), Dresden, (in Vorbereitung).

* 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 Sept 12 ?, 2018
Moral competence: Its nature, relevance, and education. Presentation and discussion with Dr. Georg Lind, at the Philosophy Department, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia. (in preparation)

blue October 11th - 13th, 2018.
Symposium "Moral Competence - Its Nature, its Relevance, and Its Education," in Chemnitz, Germany.
Program, registration until June 30, 2018.

how engl
Ewa Nowak, Dawn Schrader & Boris Zizek, eds.: Educating Competencies for Democracy. Frankfurt: Peter Lang Georg Lind: How to teach morality. Promoting Deliberation and discussion, reducing violence and deceit. Berlin: Logos. 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 
Marcia Schillinger: Learning environment and moral development: How university education fosters moral judgment competence in Brazil and two German-speaking countries. Aachen: Shaker.

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

© Copypright by Georg Lind. Last revision Oct. 3rd, 2017

® "KMDD Konstanzer Methode der Dilemma-Diskussion" is a registered trademark (WIPO) in order to protect the investment of KMDD students in their training and certification. Trademark no. 1161715

#moral competence, #democratic competence, #moral education, #democraric education, #dual aspect theory, #development, #cognition, #affect, #Kohlberg, #Piaget, #Immanuel Kant, #Habermas, #Lind, #Nowak, #psychological measurement, #democracy, #morality, #character, #values, #orientation, #good life, #Fritz Oser, #Spinoza, #Socrates, #Amarty Sen, #virtue, #violence prevention, #corruption, #deceit, #criminal behavior, #moral judgment, #civic education, #James Rest, #David Hume, #responsibility, #integrity, #justice, #equality, #solidarity, #helping, #empathy, #role-taking