Ethical Incidents’: Experiential learning in an introductory Christian Ethics course
|Title||Ethical Incidents’: Experiential learning in an introductory Christian Ethics course|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Journal||Educational Journal of Living Theories|
|Type of Article||living theory|
In this article I explain how I introduced experiential learning into my Introductory Christian Ethics course through the use of a critical incident approach. As a result of this initiative I influenced my students to develop a more nuanced and empathetic approach to making moral judgements and in engaging in critical reflection upon their basic moral values. I offer an evidence-based explanation of my educational influence in encouraging and enabling my students to develop competence in moral judgment and action. My explanatory principles in my living-educational‐theory include my educational influence in contributing to my students' reflection on complex real‐life, critical incidents that have served as a catalyst to promote critical reflection on their fundamental values or moral presuppositions that promoted an ‘ethics of care’.