Moral competence

Tan Lei Shek, Wynants W.L. Ho

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Moral competence is an important dimension in healthy adolescent development and effective leadership. In this chapter, a lecture attempting to nurture the moral competence of university students in Hong Kong is described. There are several parts in this lecture. In the first part, moral dilemmas in real life and hypothetical situations are introduced. Second, conceptual frameworks on moral judgment are outlined. In the third part, the relationship between morality and leadership is addressed. In the next part, strategies to promote moral development are discussed. Finally, conclusions and reflections by the students are carried out. In the lecture, students are invited to have personal reflections on their moral competence and integrity in relation to their real life context.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLeadership
Subtitle of host publicationPromoting Leadership and Intrapersonal Development in University Students
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781536119701
ISBN (Print)9781536119503
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • Ethics
  • Integrity
  • Moral competence
  • Moral development
  • Personal reflections

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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