Teaching students to grapple with ethical dilemmas

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Teaching students to grapple with ethical dilemmas: Using complex problems and small groups in class
Teaching material type: 
Class exercise
Teaching demonstration
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Teacher(s)/ Author(s): 
Lerman, Lisa
Teacher(s)'/ Author(s)' contact information: 
Lisa G. Lerman, Professor of Law The Catholic University of America Washington, DC

Goals of exercise:
To give students practice in grappling with complex ethical dilemmas
To increase the students’ ethical sensitivity—sharpening their ethical radar
To allow the students to learn to explore ethical dilemmas in small groups—teaching collaboration and consultation
To provide opportunities to explore and interpret the ethics codes and other law, and to weigh in strategic, practical and moral factors.

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