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Teaching the Ethical Foundations of Economics contains 10 lessons that reintroduce an ethical dimension to economics in the tradition of Adam Smith, who believed ethical considerations were central to life. Utilizing these innovative instructional materials your students will learn about the important role ethics and character play in a market economy and how, in turn, markets influence ethical behavior.
The lessons do more than illustrate how ethical conduct improves an economy. They actively involve the students through simulations, group decision making, problem solving, classroom demonstrations and role playing. The lessons encourage students to think critically about ethical dilemmas.
National Council on Economic Education
Economics, Education 9-12, Teaching Materials, Ethics
Robins School of Business
Curriculum and Instruction | Economics | Educational Methods | Education Economics | Ethics and Political Philosophy | Secondary Education and Teaching
Wight, Jonathan B., and John S. Morton. Teaching the Ethical Foundations of Economics. New York: National Council on Economic Education, 2007.