Some of the most valuable lessons in service learning occur when ethical dilemmas are part of the experience but often, teachers feel poorly equipped to help students navigate the tough questions when they arise. Texts on Ethics often focus on theoretical problems, but because service learning happens outside the classroom, practitioners need concrete approaches that can be readily applied. This webcast will introduce the “toolbox” approach to ethical reasoning pioneered by the Rutland Institute for Ethics. By presenting three different ethical approaches in common-sense ways, the “toolbox” allows teachers to help students develop better critical thinking and ethical reasoning skills using common-sense principles within an easy to apply framework.
Presentation Thinking It Through
Teddi Fishman directs the International Center for Academic Integrity, a consortium of approximately 250 colleges, universities, and schools with more than 1000 individual members. She has spoken on academic integrity topics in the U.S., the U.K. Israel, Egypt, and Australia, promoting “educational” rather than punitive approaches to developing students’ ethical decision-making capacities. Her interest in ethics and integrity dates back to her pre-academic career in law enforcement which also inspired her master's thesis. She believes that education, integrity and interaction are key to building a more peaceful, just and sustainable world.
Clemson University Collaborations in Service-Learning is sponsored by the Clemson Service Alliance. The Service Alliance promotes the use of community service and service-learning by Clemson faculty in classes with both undergraduate and graduate students in all major disciplinary areas. The Collaborations radio webcasts are an opportunity to hear from some of our Clemson Service Alliance Faculty Fellows, their students, and their community partners about service-learning projects around the state of S.C., and to learn about the impact of these service-learning projects on the community and on student learning outcomes. In 2012- 2013, we will be focusing on service –learning classes in five different disciplinary areas: Planning and Landscape Architecture, English, Languages, Teacher Education, and Nursing. Thank you for participating, and we hope that service-learning practitioners in both K-12 and higher education will find these workshops very helpful in the course development, implementation, and evaluation process. This program comes to you as a public service of Clemson University. There is no fee, and no registration is required. You may listen to the program and view the supplementary materials using only your computer. You will need to call in if you wish to speak on the live program.