Ethics in Leadership: Developing a Personal Philosophy, Wilkin, Spring 2021
||EDU 5515 C09
Dates and Times:
March 25 – May 8, 2021
||3 Graduate Credits
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Through a traditional examination of philosophical and ethical frameworks leaders can practically apply these concepts to teaching, learning, K-12 leadership, and higher educational leadership. Through an exploration of personal moral and ethical reasoning leaders and teachers will discuss ethical dilemmas related to leading change in the many organizations educational leaders find themselves.
Audience: Any Educator, Leaders K-12+, Higher Ed Leaders
Course Goals & Objectives
Students will be introduced to a number of theories of moral behavior. Using case studies of ethical dilemmas in leadership, students will learn to evaluate the relevance and effects of various moral philosophies to ethical decision-making in the roles of classroom leadership and overall leadership within the facet of many different organizations. On completion of the course, the successful student will be able to:
- Define moral philosophy (ethics) and differentiate it from feelings, religion, law, and cultural relativism.
- Differentiate among the following philosophies: Categorical Imperative, Utilitarianism, Virtue, Social Contract, and the Multiple Ethical Paradigms of Justice, Critique, Care, and Profession.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of applied ethical theories by analyzing the problem and possible actions in a variety of ethical dilemmas.
- Practice the process of deliberating and making decisions about ethical dilemmas.
- Develop a personal theoretical framework to guide your leadership practice based on moral philosophies (ethics) introduced in this course.
Required Texts are not included in the course tuition.
Shapiro, J.P. and Gross, S.J. (2013). Ethical leadership in turbulent times: (Re)Solving moral dilemmas (2nd ed.). New York, New York: Routledge. ISBN 978-0415895118 ($40)
Boone, B. (2017). Ethics 101: from altruism and utilitarianism to bioethics and political ethics, an exploration of the concepts of right and wrong. New York: Adams Media. ISBN: 978-1507204931 ($10)
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