Event Title

Solve the Dilemma of Teaching Ethics Using Technology: Audience Response Systems,Surveys, and Online Discussions

Location

Terry

Format

Podium Presentation

Start Date

15-1-2011 9:45 AM

End Date

15-1-2011 10:15 AM

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Mastering clinical ethics involves open discussion of ethical dilemmas encountered in practice; however, not all students feel comfortable contributing verbally to a live discussion in the large classroom, especially if the topic might be controversial or they are afraid their answer might be wrong. Their savvy electronic communication skills can be capitalized upon and educational technologies can be utilized that encourage students to challenge their own experience, use new knowledge, reflect upon it, and change their perspective within their expanding professional role.

PURPOSE: This constructivism approach to learning ethics requires stimulating the moral imagination, recognizing ethical issues, developing analytical skills, coping with ambiguity, and emerging with a sense of professional obligation and responsibility.

METHODOLOGY: This presentation describes a course module that uses pre-lecture online surveys, in-class audience response systems, and online discussion blogs to elicit and empower students to interact and engage while applying ethical principles and approaches to address clinical ethical dilemmas. These technologies outweigh traditional methods utilized to assess student knowledge because they challenge peer feedback, foster discussion and poll opinions, and gain peer consensus in establishing the significance of professionalism.

RESULTS: The incorporation of multiple technologies stimulates students by applying interactive critical thinking in concrete knowledge acquisition, case-based decision-making, team-based learning, and formative assessment resulting in competency to solve ethical dilemmas.

CONCLUSIONS: The electronic pedagogies of the 21st century such as utilizing student response systems, surveys, and online discussions allow the health professions educator to create active learning environments for engaging students in their own application of ethics.

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Solve the Dilemma of Teaching Ethics Using Technology: Audience Response Systems,Surveys, and Online Discussions

Terry

INTRODUCTION: Mastering clinical ethics involves open discussion of ethical dilemmas encountered in practice; however, not all students feel comfortable contributing verbally to a live discussion in the large classroom, especially if the topic might be controversial or they are afraid their answer might be wrong. Their savvy electronic communication skills can be capitalized upon and educational technologies can be utilized that encourage students to challenge their own experience, use new knowledge, reflect upon it, and change their perspective within their expanding professional role.

PURPOSE: This constructivism approach to learning ethics requires stimulating the moral imagination, recognizing ethical issues, developing analytical skills, coping with ambiguity, and emerging with a sense of professional obligation and responsibility.

METHODOLOGY: This presentation describes a course module that uses pre-lecture online surveys, in-class audience response systems, and online discussion blogs to elicit and empower students to interact and engage while applying ethical principles and approaches to address clinical ethical dilemmas. These technologies outweigh traditional methods utilized to assess student knowledge because they challenge peer feedback, foster discussion and poll opinions, and gain peer consensus in establishing the significance of professionalism.

RESULTS: The incorporation of multiple technologies stimulates students by applying interactive critical thinking in concrete knowledge acquisition, case-based decision-making, team-based learning, and formative assessment resulting in competency to solve ethical dilemmas.

CONCLUSIONS: The electronic pedagogies of the 21st century such as utilizing student response systems, surveys, and online discussions allow the health professions educator to create active learning environments for engaging students in their own application of ethics.