Graduate and Early Career Scholars' Seminar in Teaching Ethics




This highly interactive seminar is intended for graduate students and early career scholars who are currently teaching classes in ethics or who have plans to do so. Topics to be covered include determining goals for the teaching of ethics, pedagogy for personal and professional development, and appropriate assessment. Prior to the seminar, participants will be invited to help shape the session to meet individual needs.


Limit: 20 participants.




Deni Elliott, author of Ethics in the First Person, Ethical Challenges: Building An Ethics Toolkit, will teach the seminar. She developed the first U.S. graduate degree program in teaching ethics and is the Coordinating Principal Investigator for the National Ethics Project.



The 2017 Graduate Seminar is a three hour workshop offered in conjunction with the 2017 APPE Annual Conference on Thursday at 2pm.  Updated information is announced through the APPE Listserv.  To be added to the APPE Listserv, please send your request to the APPE Offices at or call 812-855-6450.


Deni Elliott, author of Ethics in the First Person and Ethical Challenges will teach the seminar and provide participants free copies of these books. Deni has taught ethics teachers from Kindergarten to mid-career level (and everything in between) in the highly successful Theory and Skills of Ethics Teaching Summer Seminar, in the M.A. in Philosophy, Teaching Ethics Emphasis at the University of Montana, and through various APPE programs. Deni holds the Poynter Jamison Chair in Media Ethics and Press Policy at the University of South Florida. Her current book proposal, New Ethics for New Media, is under review.


















Expanded Format!


Registration has been expanded to include, not only graduate students, but also those who have been teaching practical ethics for less than three years.  This seminar is held in conjunction with the APPE Annual Meeting. Enrollment is limited and on a first come basis. The Graduate Seminar is held on Thursday afternoon, prior to the Annual Meeting Opening Reception.  

Graduate students who are passionate about teaching ethics should plan to participate in this two-hour interactive seminar designed to boost confidence, confront pedagogical issues and provide philosophical comfort.

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