Title

To Think Or to Blindly Follow: What Are We Actually Teaching Students in the Classroom?

Document Type

Presentation

Presentation Date

2017

Conference Name

Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference 2017

Conference Location

Providence, RI

Abstract

Our bifurcated strategy to engage students meaningfully is intended to entice students to think critically about themselves and, in particular, how they can relate what they know about themselves to the real world. When students perform a simple SWOT analysis regarding their own strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities, they begin to engage in what the Greeks called aletheia, which is the unveiling of truth. In turn, aletheia can stimulate increased awareness about their need to be more aware in the first place. This fact becomes increasingly important when faced with inevitable ethical decisions that require thoughtful, meaningful, and decisive action.

Keywords

Critical Thinking, Ethics, Problem-Based Learning

Disciplines

Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods | Marketing

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