Show Less
Restricted access

Teaching College Students How to Solve Real-Life Moral Dilemmas

An Ethical Compass for Quarterlifers


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.
Show Summary Details
Restricted access

Part Three: Finishing Up the Course: On the Way to Becoming Ethically Empowered


| 171 →



The key concept throughout part 3 is what we call “ethical empowerment.” In this section, we include a series of students’ narrative self-evaluation letters written to us, the course instructors. This final course assignment allows students to talk honestly and directly about what they have taken away from our semester-long applied ethics seminar. While generally laudatory and written from the perspective of grateful hearts and minds after a long, often intense, semester, these letters are an invaluable feedback tool for us to use in improving the process and product of future seminars. In the final chapter, we share our own takeaways from our students’ letters while speaking directly to students and faculty.

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

This site requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals.

Do you have any questions? Contact us.

Or login to access all content.