Values Education

Graham Oddie

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Education

Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780195312881
Published online January 2010 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Values Education

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This article offers a metaphysical account of value as part of a general approach to values education. Value endorsements and their transmission are unavoidable in educational settings, as they are everywhere. The question, then, is not whether to teach values but which values to teach, in what contexts and how to teach them effectively. This article discusses the contestedness of value endorsements, the place for noncognitive value endorsements in education and the role of inculcating beliefs in education. The article also describes the rationalist and empiricist response problem of intrinsic motivation.

Keywords: values education; value endorsements; teaching; education; beliefs; intrinsic motivation

Article.  8004 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Social and Political Philosophy ; Moral Philosophy

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