European Journal of Teacher Education volume 37, issue 3, P312-330 2013 DOI: 10.1080/02619768.2013.870992 View full text
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Joanne O’Flaherty, Oliver McGarr

Abstract: AbstractThe important role of the teacher in developing morally sensitive individuals is widely acknowledged. This paper examines the integration of context specific moral development interventions within a 4-year undergraduate teacher education programme in Ireland. The intervention strategy employed a case-based pedagogical approach (Shulman 1992) where participants (n=123) explored and discussed classroom scenarios to prepare them for a 6-week school-based placement. Using the Defining Issues Test (DIT), r…

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