Since 2015, GISME has hosted an annual workshop for academics from other universities to acquaint them with its innovative approach to teaching professional ethics. Traditionally, business ethics courses are taught through business case studies, which can be easy to understand but light on theory, or through philosophical texts, which can be too abstract for practical business education.
GISME scholars have developed an innovative experiential method of teaching applied ethics. The teaching workshop is designed to show participants how to use experiential learning, which includes interactive exercises, role-playing scenarios, and group projects, to make applied ethics personally meaningful, memorable, and fun. GISME has received a growing number of workshop applicants every year—a testament to the value of Georgetown’s approach.
Associated with this event, we have created a website called “Business Ethics in a Box” which is a free, comprehensive, open-access teaching and learning resource for faculty and students interested in learning business ethics. The website provides syllabi, lessons plans, and more.