Research and Papers

54 - Reflective Ethical Inquiry: Preparing Students for Life

IDEA Papers | Donna M. Qualters, Tufts University; Melissa McDaniels, Michigan State University; Perrin Cohen, Northeastern University

Although universities often teach ethics courses, they do not always teach students how to apply ethical course content to ethical dilemmas they encounter on a day-to-day basis. The Awareness-Investigation-Responding (AIR) model of ethical inquiry bridges this gap by scaffolding the reflective process and empowering students to make more caring, compassionate, ethical choices in their disciplines and in life. AIR can be adapted to any discipline and any learning environment.

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