WORKSHOPS

  • September 9, 2014, 1:30 - 3:30pm (Student Center, Northwoods)
    Teaching Religious and Secular Ethics
    Should religious ethical perspectives (such as Christian and Islamic ethics) be taught alongside secular ethical perspectives (such as utilitarianism and deontology)?  What problems arise if one chooses to do so?  Is there an appropriate balance to find between the two perspectives?  Come share with and learn from your colleagues as we discuss these and related questions. 

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  • October 9, 2014, 1:00pm - 2:00pm (Student Center, Northwoods)
    Teaching Ethics Online
    Is teaching ethics online different from teaching ethics in a traditional classroom?  Are there advantages or disadvantages to online ethics instruction?  Are you struggling with an ethics component in an online class?  Whether you are a veteran online instructor, a "newbie" to online instructions or contemplating teaching online - come discuss the pros and cons and ins and outs of teaching ethics online. 

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  • November 3, 2014, 11:25 - 12:20 (Student Center, Cedar/Maple)
    Teaching Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
    This workshop will explore issues related to General Education Category F: Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning courses.  What should their objectives be?  What topics should they cover?  What skills do they develop?  What are your best practices in teaching them?  Is the new category working well?  Come share your point of view in an open discussion of these and further questions.

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  • November 19, 2014, 2:30 - 3:30pm (Student Center, Northwoods)
    Race, Class, and Gender: How can we effectively teach about inequality?
    In response to both internal and external pressures, there is a widespread movement in higher education to infuse more ethics and social responsibility instruction into the curriculum, but can university effectively do this?  What evidence, if any, supports it?  Are some pedagogies more effective than others, and if so, why?  What can an instructor hope to achieve in a single class?  What can a program or university hope to achieve over 4 - 5 years? Come share your perspective in a lively conversation.

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