How can we teach ethical thinking? In this talk, Dr. Joshua Guttoff presents a new approach to Talmud study that seeks to not just teach a student about the text, but encourages students to engage creatively wi... th it so that its lessons are internalized. Dr. Guttoff argues that when we encourage students to use their imagination, students not only learn about morality and ethics, they become moral people and ethical thinkers.See lessSee more
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This article proposes a theoretical framework for understanding the possibility of Talmudic stories (as well as other narratives and scenes of interactions among two or more characters) to nurture the growth of the moral imagination as it is
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Dr Guttoff presents his new approach to Talmud study, which seeks not just to teach a student about the text, but encourages students to engage creatively with it so that its lessons should be internalized. Guttoff clarifies the critical difference between thinking about ethics and ethical thinking, and explores how we can encourage students to use their imagination to foster the latter.