Promoting Deliberation and Discussion — Reducing Violence and Deceit.”
“Congrats on your book!! You have made a wonderful contribution to the field, and for, importantly, society!!” Paul R. Carr, Ph.D., Professeur Département des sciences de l’éducation Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO). Co-editor of “Democracy and decency. What does education have to do with it?”
“An important book”. Dr. Dr. Jan Ilhan Kizilhan, Professor at Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University, Head of the Department of Mental Health and Addiction.
“Dr. Lind’s experimental and educational approach to morality is unique worldwide.” Dr. Ewa Nowak, Professor of Philosophy, University of Poznan, Poland. Author of “Experimental ethics.”
“Whoever is interested in the training of students, teachers and educators of all kinds will find appropriate information for primary, secondary and post-secondary education and beyond.” Dr. Wilhelm Peterßen, Professor emeritus of Education, University of Education at Weingarten, Germany.
“Dr. Lind’s threefold combination of theory, practice, and empirical research might become the standard for pedagogical developments which do not only claim, but demonstrate hands-on, and show proof for effects.” Dr. Sibylle Reinhardt, Professor emeritus of Social Studies, University of Halle, Germany. Author of “Teaching Civics.”
What is morality? How can it be measured? What is its nature and origin? And, most importantly, how can it be taught? These age-old yet still unanswered questions cannot be addressed, Lind argues, unless we develop a new science of moral behavior and education. Lind does just that in his book, invoking related contributions by eminent philosophers, psychologists and educators. The first part presents a new way of studying morality, and a great bulk of Lind’s own research and the work of other scholars which back it up.
The second part shows how to teach morality effectively and sustainably with Lind’s Konstanz Method of Dilemma Discussion (KMDD), which is used in all ages and cultures. On the basis of many years of practical international experience with the KMDD in different institutions of education, professional schools, armed forces, and prisons, Lind provides advice how educators can learn, implement and improve the method. Lind also presents the related Just Community method of democratic community building.
Born shortly after World War II, in 1947, Dr. Georg Lind’s interest in morality goes back to his adolescence when he learned about the atrocities of the Nazi dictatorship: How can we prevent this from happening again? How can we develop morality, peace and democracy? This book contains his answer.
Lind was professor of psychology and researcher at the University of Konstanz, Germany. He was guest professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Universidad de Monterrey, and the Humboldt University at Berlin. He lectured in Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Mexico, Poland, Switzerland, and the United States.
Publication: July 2016, Logos Publisher, Berlin.
The Table of Contents and the Introduction to my book is now available for download: “We must foster moral competence!”