ERIC Number: ED479343
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Assessing the Teaching of Ethics in Psychology: A Sample Survey Instrument.
In recent years, institutions of higher education have come under increasing pressure to integrate the formal teaching of ethics in their already unwieldy curricula. Evaluating a departments success in providing students with an appropriate introduction to ethical issues is important. Feedback about institutional effectiveness can help instructors work to improve their practices. Reviewing student portfolios consumes enormous time and energy, and in some educational contexts, it may be desirable to develop alternative assessment mechanisms which are more efficient. When departments are expected to track outcomes for large numbers of majors, for instance, it may be useful to have a standardized tool which can be administered en masse. Such instruments would be used to measure program effectiveness, rather than individual student outcomes. This paper presents such a survey instrument, for use with graduating psychology majors, which provides an index of whether students recognize the provision of coverage of various content related to ethics. (Contains 10 references.) (GCP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Tests/Questionnaires
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