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Be a PEACH Activity: A Framework for Ethical Teaching in Sociology

Abstract:

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Use this engaging, discussion-based activity to address ethics in graduate courses on teaching sociology. Print the cards (included) describing various hypothetical situations in which sociology teachers might find themselves inside or outside the classroom. Introduce the elements of the PEACH ethical framework (professionalism, equity, academics, confidentiality and honesty) for teaching sociology. Divide students into pairs or small groups and distribute a share of the situation cards to each group. Keeping the PEACH elements in mind, the groups discuss whether they feel the action on the card is ethical, or how they should respond ethically in various situations. Alternatively, a debate or game format can be used.

Details:

Resource Type(s):
Class Activity 
Author(s):
Judith A. Linneman 
Date Published:
4/3/2020 
Subject Area:
Teaching and Learning in Sociology 
Class Level:
Any 
Class Size:
Any 
Language:
English 


Usage Notes:

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This classroom activity is intended for use in graduate courses on teaching sociology. Graduate students at various types of institutions offering advanced degrees in sociology could benefit. Most such classes are likely to be small, so the activity can be used if there are enough students to work in small...

Learning Goals and Assessments:

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Goal 1:
Students will be able to summarize the importance of professionalism, equity, academics, confidentiality, and honesty to ethics in teaching sociology
Assessment 1:
In a conclusion to the activity, a one-minute paper classroom assessment technique, or in a reflection paper, ask students to summarize the importance of professionalism, equity, academics, confidentiality, and honesty in teaching sociology ethically.
Goal 2:
Students will be able to apply the ethical principles of professionalism, equity, academics, confidentiality, and honesty to examples of situations with ethical implications they might face as sociology teachers
Assessment 2:
At the conclusion of the activity, in a 1-minute paper assessment technique, or in a reflection paper, provide students with novel situations, and ask them how they would address them ethically in light of the PEACH principles.

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