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Teaching students to grapple with ethical dilemmas

Submitted by Lisa Lerman on Wed, 09-12-2012
Long title
Teaching students to grapple with ethical dilemmas: Using complex problems and small groups in class
Teacher(s)/ Author(s)
Lerman, Lisa
Teacher(s)'/ Author(s)' contact information
Lisa G. Lerman, Professor of Law
The Catholic University of America
Washington, DC

United States
Goals of exercise:
To give students practice in grappling with complex ethical dilemmas
To increase the students’ ethical sensitivity—sharpening their ethical radar
To allow the students to learn to explore ethical dilemmas in small groups—teaching collaboration and consultation
To provide opportunities to explore and interpret the ethics codes and other law, and to weigh in strategic, practical and moral factors.
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