Moral Development – Apply Kohlberg’s OR Gilligan’s theory to a person or fictional character.
Try to determine the person’s/character’s overall motivation for their actions. Then tell us what step(s)/stage(s) you believe that person/character are in and why.
Do not use cases from the textbook for this assignment.
POST TITLE/SUBJECT – Name of the person/character you are using or the title of your article and the date of publication.
Example – Sherlock Holmes from the Sherlock
Paragraph 1 – Summary
If using a person or fictional character:
provide a brief summary of the person/character
If using an article it must have occurred within the last 6 months:
Provide the Title and Date of Publication
Provide a brief summary of the article and the person you will be analyzing.
Obtain from a reliable source
Must have been published the last 6 months.
Include the URL and citation.
Paragraph 2 – Application
Discuss the stage(s) or step(s) your person is/was in and why. The WHY/BECAUSE should be detailed and is the most important part!
Word Count – 250 words minimum – Include word count
Do not use quotes unless specifically requested by your instructor. Use your own words.
Reply Post – You must complete at least one reply post (50 words minimum). Reply posts must show that you read the post and are adding to that posts discussion. Include word count.
Be sure to review: Discussion Forum Grading Criteria
Example of Kohlberg application:
Summary first and then…
I think Sherlock Holmes of Sherlock is in Kohlberg’s second stage, because even though he solves crimes and saves lives he does it to benefit his own needs and his own curiosity. He continually does what is best for him without regard for those around him. He does attempt to protect Watson but I also think his motivation is to benefit himself in some way, since he seems to need Watson to continue his work. He is self-motivated which is characteristic of a stage two person. Etc.
Word Count 250