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TESS: Teaching Ethics with Short Stories

Ethics; Short Stories; Pedagogy

Luc Bovens (Professor of Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

March 9, 2020

Teaching ethics in high school and college is a challenge: Students should be exposed to a range of contemporary moral problems and gain reasoning tools and discussion skills to address these problems. Short stories are a great tool for this: They transport the reader to the very core of the issues and raise pertinent questions. Luc Bovens has constructed a web-based course with forty short stories by prominent writers from around the world. The short stories are paired with articles from the popular press that address the issues from a journalistic angle and with guiding questions to start the discussion. See teachingethicswithshortstories.com.


Philosophy / Literature / Education Studies / Ethics / Short Stories / Pedagogy /