International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


Can Ethics Be Taught?
Thomas G. Ryan, Jeremy Bisson

For many years educational programs have dealt with ethics. However, can ethics be taught? Secondly, how should it be taught? The notion that ethics is a process of communication that gives way to new understandings and commitments to our social life has been utilized herein to explore several questions. Should ethics teaching be via standalone modules or embedded in ethics discussion within curricula? Clearly both have merit yet we argue that authentic ethics discussions should pervade curriculum, be contextualized and multifaceted. This attention to implementation and the notion of a possible ethics framework to structure student experiences was explored.

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