Teaching Business Ethics

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 267–281

Developing a Learning Community Approach to Business Ethics Education

  • Donald R. Nelson
  • Dennis P. Wittmer

DOI: 10.1023/A:1011404511045

Cite this article as:
Nelson, D.R. & Wittmer, D.P. Teaching Business Ethics (2001) 5: 267. doi:10.1023/A:1011404511045


In this paper we discuss a project, still in progress, that moves away from a traditional lecture based educational pedagogy. We present a team taught approach to ethics teaching that embraces a progressive philosophy of education and is focused on the development of a discussion based learning community. We describe our primary pedagogical tools of case discussion and the development of student expert role assignments as a locus, and how they relate to the learning community, course content and course objectives. Finally, we provide our preliminary review of outcomes and emerging issues.

learning communitypedagogyphilosophy of educationstudent expert resourceteam teaching

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald R. Nelson
    • 1
  • Dennis P. Wittmer
    • 1
  1. 1.Daniels College of BusinessUniversity of DenverDenverUSA