Fictional Stories With Ethical Content: Guidelines for Using Stories to Improve Ethical Behavior

TitleFictional Stories With Ethical Content: Guidelines for Using Stories to Improve Ethical Behavior
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsSwanson, D
JournalEthics & Behavior
Date Published2016
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number10508422
Keywordsbusiness , Case , CHEATING , descriptive , education , educational , ethics , Literature , Moral , ONE-way , Pilot , PROBABILITY , professional , STORYTELLING , STUDENTS , teaching
AbstractFictional literature has been used as a pedagogical tool to elevate student awareness and moral reasoning, ultimately helping them to develop sound decision-making skills when they are confronted with ethical situations. However, the use of fiction for teaching ethics is still uncommon, leaving considerable potential for advancement. This particular study develops theoretical guidelines for using fictional stories with ethical content (FSECs) as a suitable method for teaching ethics. The FSEC guidelines include a working definition and 5 supporting principles that collectively differentiate FSECs from other forms of fiction that can be used for teaching ethics.
NotesSwanson, David 1; Affiliation: 1: Department of Marketing and Logistics, University of North Florida; Source Info: Oct2016, Vol. 26 Issue 7, p545; Subject Term: Business; Subject Term: Cheating (Education); Subject Term: Educational tests & measurements; Subject Term: Ethics; Subject Term: Literature; Subject Term: Probability theory; Subject Term: Professional ethics; Subject Term: Storytelling; Subject Term: Students; Subject Term: Teaching aids & devices; Subject Term: Pilot projects; Subject Term: Teaching methods; Subject Term: Descriptive statistics; Subject Term: One-way analysis of variance; Author-Supplied Keyword: case study; Author-Supplied Keyword: education; Author-Supplied Keyword: ethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: moral judgment; Author-Supplied Keyword: teaching; Number of Pages: 17p; Document Type: Article