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Diversity in Ethical Reasoning and the Art of Teaching

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Current educational research indicates that best teaching practices are defined by much more than student test scores but must also raise awareness of diversity, critical thinking and communication skills, and insights into ethical reasoning. Ongoing classroom conversations empower educators and administrators to both confidently and competently discuss ethical issues with students in areas such as: (1) sensitivity to diversity and ethical implications; (2) complexities of ethics and real-world applications; and (3) enhancing personal and professional capabilities to determine and define ethical concepts.


Diversity Content

Content for Integrating Diversity and Ethical Reasoning into Classroom Instruction

A significant challenge facing today’s teachers is preparing students for participation in global communities. Regardless of technological knowledge, today’s students must also understand the necessity for navigation through a variety of cultures, religions, languages, and economies without bias. Constructing classroom environments that encourage greater understanding of diversity through ethical reasoning is key in this preparation process.


Diversity Resources

Resources for Integrating Diversity and Ethical Reasoning
into Classroom Instruction

This content helps guide technological inquiry for resources that address real-world issues facing global economies and communities and which encourage student discussion. Students’ interests in other fields may include biomedical, agriculture, business, or law thereby developing attitudes of research and investigation toward higher education and future careers.


Diversity Professional Development

Diversity in Ethical Reasoning and the Art of Teaching Professional Development

The TTU T-STEM Center offers a professional development workshop that helps educators identify classroom roadblocks to successful teaching and learning and how to incorporate strategies that precipitate parity and student engagement. In addition, an ongoing ethics conversation is incorporated throughout the workshop and geared toward empowering K-12 teachers to both confidently and competently discuss a more sophisticated understanding of ethics with their students.