ERIC Number: ED261416
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Developing an Ethical Appreciation in Communication Classes: Pedagogical Techniques.
Andersen, Kenneth E.
Integrating ethics into a communication course is one means of advancing an understanding of ethical issues. Since textbooks in most instances will not have a substantial coverage of ethical material, the instructor can look for supplementary materials in references such as the bibliography entitled "Ethical Responsibility in Communication" published by the Speech Communication Association. Obviously, the instructor can develop a variety of assignments appropriate to the subject matter that focus on ethical issues. Units may begin with a discussion of the nature of ethical issues and may proceed to a discussion of the nature and requirements of individual ethical codes. Drawing upon the background developed in the unit on ethics, various assignments can ask for appropriate application to course material. However, giving an emphasis to ethical dimensions is not without its perils for the instructor. To the degree that instructors overtly recognize that ethical positions can justifiably be challenged and must be supported through reasoning and argumentation, they must willingly demonstrate adherence to that standard with regard to their own work. (Appendixes provide an outline of unethical communication behaviors, a policy statement concerning plagiarism, and a position statement on ethics in speech communication.) (HOD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Speech Communication Association (Winston-Salem, NC, April 11-14, 1985).