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ERIC Number: EJ894460
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 23
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0896-5811
Using Technology-Enabled Active Learning Tools to Introduce Business Ethics Topics in Business Law Courses: A Few Practical Examples
Reid, Linda A.; Weber, Curt M.
Journal of Legal Studies Education, v25 n2 p283-305 Sum-Fall 2008
In this article, the authors echo the assertion of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Ethics Education Task Force that business schools must encourage students to develop a deep understanding of the myriad challenges surrounding corporate responsibility and corporate governance; provide them with tools for recognizing and responding to ethical issues, both personally and organizationally; and engage them at an individual level through analyses of both positive and negative examples of everyday conduct in business. The authors believe that business law courses present an excellent opportunity to raise and explore ethical issues inherent in business situations and that a principal method for developing future business leaders is to challenge students in those courses to consider the ethical, along with the legal, bottom line. They have found that utilizing technology-enabled active learning tools is an effective pedagogical approach to teaching students to identify various stakeholders' interests and socializing the students in the duties and rewards of responsible corporate citizenship. The challenges associated with understanding the complexities of ethics in business lend themselves especially well to technology-enabled active learning tools. The authors describe those tools they currently employ to deliver business ethics principles, simulate real-world business situations, and shed light on complex ethical scenarios. They offer suggestions for incorporating online simulations and role plays, media resources, interactive games and exercises, and Web logs into the curriculum. Finally, they explore alternatives for assessing the student's consideration of the element of ethics in business, including the use of in-class and online discussions, and exercises in discernment of potential ethical dilemmas. (Contains 55 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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