Teaching Ethics at Universities

The Teaching Conference

Since 2010, the Wheatley Institution has hosted an annual conference on Teaching Ethics at Universities to gather professors and doctoral students in fields of ethics across the country. The three-day conference consists of various teaching sessions, a lunch and panel discussion, and social opportunities for attendants to interact with other ethics professors. During each teaching session, a top teacher of business ethics presents a lesson to a group of students while conference participants look on. After the lesson has concluded, students leave so that conference attendants can discuss the lesson and the pedagogical techniques used by the professor. Each conference is designed to improve ethics teaching by allowing participants to observe other expert teachers and the techniques they use to instruct students.

This website, associated with the conference, offers registered users who are teachers of ethics a growing repository of teaching materials, including video recordings of the master classes taught at the annual conferences.