Theories on Teaching & Training in Ethics

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Show simple item record Bowden, Peter Smythe, Vanya 2010-10-05T06:41:13Z 2010-10-05T06:41:13Z 2008
dc.identifier.citation Bowden, P. & Smythe, V. (2008). Theories on Teaching & Training in Ethics. EJBO - Electronic Journal of Business Ethics and Organization Studies, Vol. 13  (2). Retrieved from
dc.identifier.issn 1239-2685
dc.description.abstract The paper examines the education and training of adults in ethics. It applies to courses at universities and colleges as well as in the work place. The paper explores the evidence on our ability to strengthen moral behaviour through courses on ethics, finds it to be weak, so starts with the assumption that we cannot teach people to be ethical. The paper asks therefore what the objectives of a course could be and how best to achieve them. It examines the different theories in the literature, eventually settling on four objectives: increasing moral cognition; teaching a widening and strengthening of ethical practices; adopting teaching approaches that maximise learning impact, and developing the personal skills of individuals in negotiation and persuasion. All four objectives are of value to people who seek an ethical work environment. The paper then explores the theories and differing approaches used for achieving each objective, including among others, public interest disclosures, structuring and using codes of ethics, case problems and other experiential learning techniques, organisational and institutional approaches to ensuring ethical behaviour, classroom interaction, the role of theory, team teaching and tailoring the courses to meet an ethical needs analysis for that discipline, profession or organisation. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Business and Organization Ethics Network (BON)
dc.relation.ispartofseries EJBO - Electronic Journal of Business Ethics and Organization Studies
dc.rights openAccess fi
dc.subject.other ethics en
dc.subject.other teaching en
dc.subject.other organisational development en
dc.subject.other moral philosophy en
dc.subject.other whistleblowing en
dc.subject.other public interest disclosures en
dc.subject.other ethical behaviour en
dc.subject.other etiikka en
dc.subject.other opettaminen en
dc.subject.other eettinen kasvatus en
dc.title Theories on Teaching & Training in Ethics
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201010052934

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