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IDEA Objective 10

IDEA Objective 10: Developing ethical reasoning and/or ethical decision making

What is this objective?

  • This learning objective deals with the inclusion of training on ethical thinking and decision making along with learning about the ethical principles.

How can one teach this objective?

  • Use case studies to introduce ethical reasoning in a classroom. Involve the students by asking them to come up with case studies from their own experience.

How can one assess this objective?

  • Essays or oral examinations in response to specific ethical problems can be used to assess ethical reasoning.
  • Remember to score for the quality of reasoning and not for the agreement with the conclusions in an ethical problem.


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Author:                             Praveena KanchupatiPhD. Candidate & GTA Consultant

                                          Center for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning


Contact:                            Kevin Sackreiter, Ed.D., Director

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Contributions:                   Shelly Bayer, Ed.D.