The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics has supported the scholarship and practice of four Fellows in the 2018-2019 academic year through the Ethics Pedagogy Initiative. These Ethics Pedagogy Fellows (EPFs) have spent their year broadly supporting the teaching and learning of ethics across the University. Fellows have brought their research and teaching expertise to bear through consulting with Faculty who are creating new courses, conducting research on the practices of dilemmas of teaching, and now through sharing their learnings and interventions with the greater Harvard community in the Ethics Pedagogy Showcase.
The Showcase will take place over three separate sessions on April 23, April 25 and April 29. In the opening session on April 23rd, Dr. Chris Robichaud, Director of Pedagogical Innovation, will kick-off the series of workshops by introducing the Initiative, and then leading a new simulation on corruption to expose participants to learning ethics through active experiences. After a debrief of the simulation over lunch, EPF Brian Palmiter will lead a workshop on approaches to successfully "Arguing Ethics in the Classroom".
The session on April 25 will contain two workshops lead by EPFs. First, Ashley Lee will hold a workshop on "A Process Oriented Approach to Teaching Ethics in (Technology) Design". Following a short lunch, Andrew Westover will lead a workshop on "Teaching and Difficult Moments".
Finally, the session on April 29 will feature Ronni Gura Sadovsky as she leads a workshop on "Embedding Ethics" across various curricula. The series will conclude with a showcase of findings from the Center's study on the Emergent Trends in the Teaching and Learning of Ethics at Harvard (ETTLE), a multi-year study which surveyed Harvard faculty and students on their experiences with ethics coursework.
These events are free and open to the public, but registration is requested.
April 23rd, Smith Campus Center 10th floor Conference Room (Glassbox): 1350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
10:00-12:00 - Dr. Chris Robichaud, Director of Pedagogical Innovation at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics kicks-off the Ethics Pedagogy Showcase with an overview of the Ethics Pedagogy Initiative. Dr. Robichaud will then lead a brief overview of the importance of Active Learning exercises with a brand new simulation on corruption.
12:00-1:00 - Lunch & Simulation Debrief
1:00-2:30 - Brian Palmiter presents his workshop entitled “Arguing Ethics in a Classroom Setting”
April 25th, Wexner 434 A+B Rooms at 79 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA 02138
10:30-12:00 - Ashley Lee presents her workshop entitled “Ethics in Motion: A Process Oriented Approach to Teaching Ethics in (Technology) Design”
12:00-12:30 - Lunch
12:30- 2:00 - Andrew Westover presents his workshop entitled “Teaching and Difficult Moments”
April 29th, Rubenstein 414 at 79 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA 02138
1:00-2:30 - Ronni Gura Sadovsky presents her workshop entitled “Embedding Ethics”
2:30-3:00 - Coffee Break
3:00-4:30 - The study team for the Emergent Trends in the Teaching and Learning of Ethics (ETTLE) showcases its research on the state of ethics education at Harvard