Decision making, pedagogical content knowledge, decision making - moral and ethical aspects, ethical problems


"Note that this version of the paper is publicly available and limited: it contains no teaching notes. A longer version of the paper, including the teaching notes, is available through the Mountain Plains Journal of Business and Economics website.

This paper provides a tool for developing the ethical decision making skills of business students. Videos can enrich business ethics education by exposing students to more complete and realistic descriptions of ethical dilemmas and the characters involved. Instead of reviewing end-of-chapter ethics vignettes, students are exposed to interviews and testimonies of real people who faced real ethical challenges. The paper provides links and focus questions to videos available from Frontline and other excellent sources. The focus questions, formatted into convenient one-page handouts, encourage students to pay attention to the videos, and provide opportunities for in-class discussions and reflection. Teaching notes with answers to the focus questions and an annotated bibliography of the videos are available to instructors."

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