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Ghosts and values:  how ethical decision making haunts our curriculum

Marnie Arkenberg, Professor of Psychology and Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, William Peace University

Wade Newhouse, Associate Professor of English, William Peace University

Students at William Peace University are surprised when they learn that ghost stories are an effective tool for learning about ethical decision making.  In this workshop, Peace’s Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs and Instruction and an experienced first-year seminar instructor will demonstrate the crucial difference between teaching a subject called “ethical decision making” and USING specific precepts of ethical decision making to encourage critical thinking about issues in traditional academic disciplines and, as in the ghost story seminar, popular culture more generally.  We will also address the problems inherent in assessing student learning outcomes in a course devoted to such potentially personal issues. 


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