Moral decisions in professional contexts

Empirical findings and perspectives for vocational education and training

Coverbild: BWP 4/2019
Ausgabe/Jahr (Jahrgang) 4/2019 (48)
Seite(n) 14-18

Research into moral decision-making patterns among adults demonstrates that people repeatedly violate the rules of moral behaviour, even in professional contexts, and feel no shame in doing so. These people are applying what is known as the “happy victimiser pattern”. The article presents research findings on this. Based on these findings, the didactic concept of “Values and Knowledge Education” has been proposed as a way to prepare (future) professionals for dealing with decisions on how to act in typical morally relevant situations in their occupational field.