Abstract: While John Dewey’s learning theory has been widely credited as the essential theoretical underpinnings of service-learning, lesser attention has been paid to his concept of moral imagination regarding its immense potentials in nurturing college students’ moral growth in service-learning. This article explores Dewey’s framework of moral imagination and its implications for moral education in college service-learning programs to construct a moral imagination model that could enrich current service-learning theory and practice. The key components and structure of the model are delineated in details and the relevant examples of moral imagination in service-learning are also discussed.
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You, Zhuran and Rud, A. G.
"A Model of Dewey’s Moral Imagination for Service Learning: Theoretical Explorations and Implications for Practice in Higher Education,"
Education and Culture:
2, Article 5.
Available at: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/eandc/vol26/iss2/art5