What Is Ethics of Care? - Definition, Theory & Examples


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Your aunt recently lost her job, and you give her a hug. According to Nel Noddings, what type of caring is this?

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1. Someone you don't know very well tells you that they're going through a break-up, and you give them a hug. According to Nel Noddings, what type of caring is this considered?

2. Care of ethics theory was originally coined by a feminist psychologist. She believed the moral development of girls tended to come from a place of compassion instead of justice. What was the name of this psychologist?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

People are often at odds about the ethics of care theory, and the worksheet and quiz materials are written to assess your understanding of the theory. The quiz questions ask about the theory's history as well as different types of caring.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See how accurately you can answer queries about these assessment topics:

  • Definition of care ethics
  • Psychologist who first developed the ethics of care theory
  • A major criticism of care ethics

Skills Practiced

Elevate your ability to implement these skills by completing the worksheet/quiz pairing:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the ethics of care theory from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use your knowledge about providing care to identify specific forms of caring based on the situation
  • Defining key concepts - make certain you can accurately define the main topic of the lesson, ethics of care theory

Additional Learning

Check out the accompanying lesson entitled What Is Ethics of Care? - Definition, Theory & Examples to learn more. The lesson includes these key objectives:

  • Understand a real-life scenario where a code of care ethics should be considered
  • Learn the history of the development of the ethics of care theory
  • Identify other areas of society where care ethics has been applied