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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How to Teach Morality" (Logos, Berlin)lind-2016
Download Introduction and Chapter 4 (MCT)

Publications, Video-Lectures

Moral Competence Test (MCT)

Konstanz Method of Dilemma-Discussion (KMDD)® and Discussion Theater

Improving Teaching through Self-Evaluation (ITSE)

MCT & KMDD blog



Important Links:


Diane Ravitch's blog

Susana Frisancho's blog



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 (Zugang: ID = "kmdd kurs", Pw = "kohlberg").

blue Mai 22-26, 2018 (Pfingstferien; deutsch).
Reden & Zuhören fördern durch das Diskussions-Theater. Info (Zugang: ID = "kmdd kurs", Pw = "kohlberg").
Veranstalter & Anmeldung: Volkshochschule Landkreis Konstanz.
Anmeldung per e-mail schon möglich.

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

blue February 13-14, 2018.
"Ethics and Morality". Invited lecture, opening the new Center for Ethics at the Rosario University, Bogotá (in prepration

blue März, 2018
Diskussions-Theater "Reden & Zuhören", Frauenkirche, Dresden. Kalender.

blue September, 2018.
Symposium, University Kraków, Poland

...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.

blue Nov. 2, 2017
Diskussions-Theater "Reden & Zuhören", Frauenkirche, Dresden. Info. Flyer.

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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 Development and the Social Environment. Chicago: Precedent Publ.

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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