In Michael A. Peters (ed.), Encyclopedia of Teacher Education. Singapore: Springer (forthcoming)

Hyemin Han
University of Alabama
Given that teachers become primary fundamental exemplars and models for their students and the students are likely to emulate the presented teachers’ behaviors, it is necessary to consider how to promote teachers’ abilities as potential moral educators during the course of teacher education. To achieve this ultimate aim in teacher education, as argued by moral philosophers, psychologists, and educators, teachers should be able to well understand the mechanisms of moral functioning and how to effectively promote moral development based on evidence. Recent findings in the fields of social sciences that have examined how morality is functioning among human beings, moral psychology in particular, provide us with the evidence through experiments and observations. Furthermore, thanks to the development of scientific research methods that enable researchers to investigate the neural-level nature of human behavior, the researchers now can examine neural correlates of moral functioning that constitutes the basis of moral behavior and development. To facilitate the understanding of the field of neuroscience of morality and its educational implications within the context of teacher education, first, the recent trend in the field will be reviewed, and second, how it can provide useful insights to teachers and teacher educations will be discussed.
Keywords social neuroscience  moral education  teacher education  morality  moral psychology  educational psychology
Categories (categorize this paper)
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

 PhilArchive page | Other versions
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Teacher Training for Moral Education in China.Zhu Xiaoman & Liu Cilin* - 2004 - Journal of Moral Education 33 (4):481-494.
Moral Reasoning and Moral Education.John T. Hyland - 1977 - Journal of Moral Education 6 (2):75-80.
The Moral Stance of the Teacher.Edwin Cox - 1982 - Journal of Moral Education 11 (2):75-81.
The Magic of Psychology in Teacher Education.Lynn Fendler - 2012 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 46 (3):332-351.
Schooling, Morality and Race.Godfrey Brandt & David Muir - 1986 - Journal of Moral Education 15 (1):58-67.


Added to PP index

Total views
165 ( #55,588 of 2,362,028 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
46 ( #15,501 of 2,362,028 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes