In case you didn't know: Recommendations for case- based ethics training

Zhanna Bagdasarov, Alexandra E. MacDougall, James F. Johnson, Michael D. Mumford

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The case-based approach to learning and instruction has been employed across multiple disciplines, including ethics education, and advocated for its effectiveness. Despite the widespread use of cases, there remain questions regarding optimal methods for case construction and presentation in order to facilitate knowledge acquisition, ethical decision making (EDM), and the transfer of learned material. Several empirical studies were conducted over the course of three years (2010-2013) in an attempt to shed some light on these topics. This chapter's purpose is three-fold. First, it provides a brief overview of the literature regarding case development. Second, it describes the new studies in this arena with respect to ethics case construction. Third, the chapter culminates in specific recommendations for case-based ethics training for young scholars and professionals in light of the new evidence.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBusiness Law and Ethics
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781466681965
ISBN (Print)1466681950, 9781466681958
StatePublished - Mar 31 2015


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