Developing a Learning Community Approach to Business Ethics Education
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- 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.