I was sure about what I should and should not do. I was sure of what I should and should not write. I was okay with knowing what might and might not offend or hurt other people.
Posted on February 9, by ethicsbeyondcompliance New students in my ethics classes are often either pleasantly surprised or disappointed to learn that I will not be teaching them which behaviors are ethical and which are unethical.
My only hope is that it will help the ethical ones and most people strive to be ethical analyze their own behavior and ethical dilemmas more deeply and constructively. I was generally baffled by their statement until I had a slightly more in-depth discussion with a European while I was teaching in China.
Rather than simply saying it is impossible to teach ethics, he specified that it is impossible to teach Chinese students ethics. When I asked him why, he said it was because they have no framework to understand ethical concepts.
With a little more discussion, it became clear to me that he thought only Christians could understand ethics and morality. I am confident that students in every part of the world have the same ability.
I can think of nothing more horrifying than to have my students go out into the world and declare some action unethical with no more evidence than the fact that I said it was unethical. In fact, I would not want them to arbitrarily follow any code of ethics without any idea of why something might be either good or bad.
While writing this ethics paper about the articles, I learned a lot about how important ethics are in statistics and in business. The two articles that I picked talked a lot about the importance of the ethics of statistics in the medical world and the business world. Mar 28, · 10 things I learned from my Ethics Class. Ethics – one thing I was sure I already know before I even take up COM I was sure about what I should and should not do. Mar 31, · Indeed, I do think that autonomy-based ethics are better than other moral systems, all things considered (including community-based moral systems and divinity-based moral systems), and I linked to a paper in which I defended that position in detail.
Blog that is soon to come: What is the purpose of an institutional ethics committee? What I hope I can teach my students, instead, is how others have analyzed what it means to be a good person or what it means for an action to be good.
By doing so I hope my students can better understand their own methods for analyzing whether an action or a person is good or bad. A useful education in ethics will demand that students examine their own ethical beliefs and the customs of their society with both openness and critical scrutiny.
It is the only way moral progress is possible.Feb 09, · A useful education in ethics will demand that students examine their own ethical beliefs and the customs of their society with both openness and critical scrutiny.
In my last post, I wrote about all of the nuts and bolts it took for me to create an online ethics course for massage therapists.
Today, I’m going to discuss some of what I learned from the beta testers. But studying ethics isn’t just about figuring which game has the best set of rules– even with the values you already have, you’ll still want to have the capability to provide a satisfying answer the question of “Why” you do whatever you choose to do– not just to other people, but hopefully to yourself.
I taught ethics part time at a local technical college for a while.
One term one of my classes was composed of the students studying to be auto mechanics. My mother-in-law's comment was that was an appropriate group to teach ethics. Yes, Ethics is an important and essential life life skill.
Am currently in a college level ethics class, the class structure focuses on introducing ethical topics in the world today, defining terms and allowing the students to debate and vote on ethical issues.
I'm teaching an intro to ethics class and have already used a few of these scenarios. I wish other people had commented because I'd like to get more ideas.
Just as you alluded to, the learning.