Ethics beyond the Academy: Service-Learning as Professional Development
Department or Administrative Unit
Philosophy and Religious Studies
In addition to preparing students for graduate school or emphasizing transferable skills that are useful in any career, philosophy departments ought to give majors the education and work experience that will train them to become ethics officers outside of academia. This is a growing field that allows students to engage non-philosophers in setting corporate policies and addressing morally significant social issues. Using a course in medical ethics as an example, I show how incorporating service-learning into philosophy classes benefits students both academically and professionally, and also demonstrates the value of philosophy to the community and to academic administrators.
Altman, M. C. (2010). Ethics beyond the Academy: Service-Learning as Professional Development. Teaching Philosophy, 33(2), 149–171. https://doi.org/10.5840/teachphil201033215
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