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.
Reference and resource:
Author: Praveena Kanchupati, PhD. Candidate & GTA Consultant
Center for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning
Contributions: Shelly Bayer, Ed.D., Assistant Director
Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning
Kevin Sackreiter, Ed.D., Director
Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning