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Research Paper | Education Management | Bangladesh | Volume 9 Issue 5, May 2020
The Integrated Approach of Ethics Teaching: An Empirical Case Study
Abstract: The conventional education and curriculum focus on degrees and memorization. Does literacy without targeting of gaining moral and ethical wisdom to complete education Few universities step further and realize the need for incorporating moral education and ethics. They have initiated ethics as an integrated course with all other courses. This study aims to explore the process, areas, impact, and benefits of integration in Teaching Ethics. The study covered a mixed-method approach. Documents review, FGD with teachers, and interviews with experts were conducted. Survey questionnaires were used on students and teachers. About fifty students and thirty teachers were randomly selected from a private university who were entitled to give data in June 2013, December 2014, and February 2020. The survey revealed that students realized the process and level of integration in depth gradually. The ethics course was integrated 62 %, 55 %, and 51 % in teaching methods, materials, and contents respectively that was maintained by interdisciplinary learning curriculum approach. More than three in four participants disclosed that integration reinforced their soft skills learning including critical reasoning, problem-solving, working together, and emotional intelligence. About 70 % of teachers including experts found integration creates a positive effect. The integration approach also showed a positive trend to learn another subject, reinforce learning and skills development while academic results might be increased slightly. More than 90 % of graduates revealed that learning from an ethics course helps them to be more ethical in their personal life also and usually those play a vital role in their life holistically.
Keywords: Ethics, Ethics Teaching, Integrated Approach, Moral Development
Edition: Volume 9 Issue 5, May 2020,
Pages: 131 - 137
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