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Vyučovanie podnikateľskej etiky (prehľadová štúdia)
Teaching Business Ethics (Review of Literature)

Author(s): Daniela Hrehová
Subject(s): Education
Published by: Slovenská pedagogická spoločnosť pri SAV
Keywords: business ethics; teaching methods; effectiveness; personality development; moral development

Summary/Abstract: Vision and context: Business ethics has gained in importance in the contemporary society. Goal: Scientific journals in higher education offer a wide range of research on teaching ethics, however, these are mostly isolated research studies without a comprehensive and well structured review of techniques and methodologies on how to design an effective course of business ethics. The article seeks this objective. The research builds on a review of research studies published in scientific journals, namely the view (1) relevant psychical processes associated with the moral development and ethics, (2) an appropriate educational infrastructure, (3) current teaching methods. Findings: The educational methods based on passive absorption of facts are less effective than methods based on active and participatory approach, thus triggering a wider range of cognitive processes. The combination of experiential learning followed by theoretical reflection is particularly efficient in teaching business ethics.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 275-294
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Slovak