AbstractUse 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,...
- Subject Area(s):
- Teaching and Learning in Sociology
- Resource Type(s):
- Class Activity
- Class Level(s):
- Any Level
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Usage NotesThis 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 groups. If the institution offers a series of...
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Students will be able to summarize the importance of professionalism, equity, academics, confidentiality, and honesty to ethics in teaching sociology
- 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
- 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.
- 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.