Survey of Ethics Education in Australian University Schools and Departments of Psychology

TitleSurvey of Ethics Education in Australian University Schools and Departments of Psychology
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsDavidson, G, Garton, AF, Joyce, M
JournalAustralian Psychologist
Publication Languageeng
Keywords& , (education) , ACCREDITATION , AUSTRALIA , education , ethics , Study , teaching
AbstractThe paper reports on a survey done in 2000 of ethics education training in all Australian University Psychology Academic Organisational Units . Analysis of the syllabi collected showed that through the training course required by the Australian Psychological Society, ethics education appeared in less that one quarter of syllabi for years 1-3, but did show up in ninety percent of years 4 and 5-7. Training that went on the first three years focused predominantly on research ethics, and in the later years the focus was much more on a comprehensive listing of professional topics. Less than half of the syllabi for years 1-3 contained evidence that ethical knowledge was assessed, while this figure increased to 78% and 68% of year 4 and 5-7 syllabi respectively. The authors conclude by looking at the results and comparing them to published works on the efficacy of different approaches to teaching ethics in psychology education, and recommendations are made for the revision of ethics education in Australia.
NotesDavidson, Graham 1; Email Address: Garton, Alison F. 2 Joyce, Marie 3; Affiliation: 1: Central Queensland University, Australia 2: Edith Cowan University, Australia 3: Australian Catholic University, Australia; Source Info: Nov2003, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p216; Subject Term: EDUCATION; Subject Term: ETHICS; Subject Term: ACCREDITATION (Education); Subject Term: TEACHING; Subject Term: STUDY & teaching; Subject Term: AUSTRALIA; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611699 All Other Miscellaneous Schools and Instruction; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611710 Educational Support Services; NAICS/Industry Codes: 923110 Administration of Education Programs; Number of Pages: 7p; Illustrations: 3 charts; Document Type: Article
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