NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ916828
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 38
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0896-5811
A Constructivist Approach to Business Ethics: Developing a Student Code of Professional Conduct
Willey, Lorrie; Burke, Debra D.
Journal of Legal Studies Education, v28 n1 p1-38 Win-Spr 2011
Business ethics may be defined as "the principles, values and standards that guide behavior in the world of business." The importance of ethical awareness in business transactions and education is widely recognized, and evidence shows that ethics education can influence decision making in the workplace. As a result, colleges of business often integrate ethics into the content of courses. Compelling evidence indicates that the study of ethics in college raises the awareness of undergraduate students to ethical concerns. Whatever approach to teaching ethics is utilized, appropriate learning goals for an ethics course would be to raise student awareness of ethics, assist students in recognizing that all decisions have ethical aspects, and provide a framework for ethical analysis. To that end, this article considers a constructivist approach to teaching ethics to undergraduate students that emphasizes active student involvement and allows for the application of ethical concepts and decision making to matters of concern to students. (Contains 95 footnotes.)
Wiley-Blackwell. 350 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148. Tel: 800-835-6770; Tel: 781-388-8598; Fax: 781-388-8232; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A