Structuring Case-Based Ethics Training: How Comparing Cases and Structured Prompts Influence Training Effectiveness

TitleStructuring Case-Based Ethics Training: How Comparing Cases and Structured Prompts Influence Training Effectiveness
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsHarkrider, LN, MacDougall, AE, Bagdasarov, Z(et al.)
JournalEthics and Behavior
Volume23
Issue3
Pagination179 - 198
Date Published2013/05/01/
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number1050-8422
AbstractThis study examined how structuring case-based ethics training, either through (a) case presentation or (b) prompt questions, influences training outcomes. Results revealed an interaction between case presentation and prompt questions such that some form of structure improved effectiveness. Specifically, comparing cases led to greater sense-making strategy use and decision-ethicality when trainees considered unstructured rather than structured prompts. When cases were presented sequentially, structuring prompts improved training effectiveness. Too much structure, however, decreased future ethical decision making, suggesting that there can be too much of a good thing when structuring case-based ethics education. Implications for designing ethics training programs are discussed.
NotesCover Date: MAY-JUNE 2013.Source Info: 23(3), 179-198. Language: English. Journal Announcement: 47-2. Subject: CASE STUDY; EDUCATION; ETHICS; LEARNING; MORAL REASONING; TRAINING. Update Code: 20150211.
DOI10.1080/10508422.2012.728470
Short TitleEthics and Behavior

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