Service Learning Network

Webcast: Tools for Teaching Ethics in Service-Learning (3/14/13 3pm)

Date: March 9, 2013

Clemson University - Collaborations in Service-Learning Webcast(

Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Thinking It Through: Tools for Teaching Ethics in Service-Learning

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.


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.

To view the webcast got to : http://www.clemson.edu/public/servicealliance/faculty_fellows_program/webcast_instructions.html

Further webcast information can be accessed at: http://www.clemson.edu/public/servicealliance/faculty_fellows_program/webcast_page.html


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