The Kohlberg Dilemmas

The seven dilemmas presented in this resource are sure to generate a lively discussion of Lawrence Kohlber's theories about moral development.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the reading after a study of Kohlberg's stages, but before a discussion of criticism of and the problems with Kohlberg's methods
Classroom Considerations

  • The discussions assume a safe and respectful classroom environment has been established for the consideration of controversial issues

  • The five-page packet includes seven of Kohlberg's dilemmas, as well as text-based and discussion questions

  • No key is provided that identifies the stage of development represented by the dilemmas
Common Core