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Moral Education / Taking Decisions

Every decision taken by any individual requires careful consideration of the various proposals for a given course of action. The reasons why a course of action should not to be taken is also wise. Evaluation of strengths and weaknesses of proposals naturally follow. Moral considerations form a part of such evaluation and the ability to gather information may prove crucial in this procedure.

Moral views within society vary from individual to individual and group to group. Teachers in particular are aware of this fact and try to be informative without imposing a particular point of view. It must be said, however that within a formal setting of a classroom, certain standards of behaviour are expected for normal functioning of the group and here one may find a variation from the toleration of the individual to hold their own value regarding morality. The safeguard with regard to the teacher's morality lies with his or her colleagues and the Head Teacher, not to mention the governing body of the institution.

Within the realm of employment, the employee generally negotiates codes of practice and the overview of both colleagues and line management.

Children have a tendency to be innocent. Each individual has a conscience, which Christians claim to be the voice of God. The voice is a still quiet voice and more importantly benign. If we listen to the wisdom with regard the conscience it will act as guide through life, keeping us on the straight and narrow path. However, if we choose to disregard the wisdom, we are free to pursue our own course of action. We do not, however hear our conscience if we pursue own desires without regard to the social context.


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