Teaching and Assessing Learning About Virtue: Insights and Challenges From a Redesigned Journalism Ethics Class

Journal of Media Ethics 33 (4):181-197 (2018)

David Craig
University of Oregon
ABSTRACTVirtue ethics, a topic of growing interest in media ethics and philosophy more broadly, poses challenges for classroom instruction because it is rooted in long-term development of character. This article explores approaches for incorporating virtue into media ethics instruction and assessing associated student learning, based on an analysis of how students in a journalism ethics class demonstrated their understanding and application of virtues through activities tailored to virtue ethics. The analysis, in addition to suggesting the value of assignments such as an exemplar paper for learning and assessment, highlights several challenges instructors should consider in both teaching and evaluating virtue instruction.
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DOI 10.1080/23736992.2018.1509714
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