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Teaching College Students How to Solve Real-Life Moral Dilemmas

An Ethical Compass for Quarterlifers

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Robert J. Nash and Jennifer J.J. Jang

Teaching College Students How to Solve Real-Life Moral Dilemmas will speak to the sometimes confounding, real-life, moral challenges that quarterlife students actually face each and every day of their lives. It will spell out an original, all-inclusive approach to thinking about, and applying, ethical problem-solving that takes into consideration people’s acts, intentions, circumstances, principles, background beliefs, religio-spiritualities, consequences, virtues and vices, narratives, communities, and the relevant institutional and political structures. This approach doesn’t tell students exactly what to do as much as it evokes important information in order to help them think more deeply and expansively about ethical issues in order to resolve actual ethical dilemmas. There is no text like it on the market today. Teaching College Students How to Solve Real-Life Moral Dilemmas can be used in a variety of ethics courses.
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Chapter 13. How Can an Applied Ethics Course Be Empowering for Both Students and Faculty?

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HOW CAN AN APPLIED ETHICS COURSE BE EMPOWERING FOR BOTH STUDENTS AND FACULTY?

In closing out our book, we present a bulleted list of ethical empowerment takeaways that we think are important for both students and teachers to know when dealing with the topic of applied ethics in a college classroom. We are keeping the list brief because we believe that our readers can just as effectively construct their own ethics takeaways from all the preceding chapters—including our students’ self-evaluation letters—within the context of their unique interests and needs. We offer this list as a way of highlighting our own teaching-learning insights from the letters in the previous chapter as well as bringing our book to a practical close. In what follows, we direct our conclusions and insights explicitly to students and teachers. Above all, though, we try not to gloss over the difficulties and challenges in teaching and learning about morality and ethics.

Who Are You as a Moral Being and Whom Do You Want to Become?

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