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Title: The teaching of social studies through hypothetical moral dilemmas
Authors: Choo, Helen Chieh Chen
Yee, Sze Onn
Issue Date: 1985
Citation: Teaching and Learning, 6(1)44-48
Abstract: The importance of the development of desirable attitudes and values in a society such as Singapore cannot be underestimated.
Emerging from the value paths taken by-our forefathers in an agrarian and pre-industrial society, we now stand at a crossroad.
We have to choose a value set for ourselves and for our children. The teaching of Social Studies in primary schools is one of the means by which we can imbue our children with values and precepts which are commonly considered 'good'. According to the
guidelines issued by the Ministry of Education;the Social Studies programme" aims to enable pupils to understand their social
world and to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to participate effectively in the society and environment in which they live."
Social Studies may be taught by a variety of methods. This article presents one way of teaching social values: the use of
hypothetical moral dilemmas.
ISSN: 0129-7112
Appears in Collections:Journal Articles - Teaching and Learning

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