Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 22

Volume 22 Number 3, Pages 233-238

Fall 2011


Using Debates to Teach Information Ethics


A. Graham Peace
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV 26506, USA

Abstract: This experience report details the use of debates in a course on Information Ethics. Formal debates have been used in academia for centuries and create an environment in which students must think critically, communicate well and, above all, synthesize and evaluate the relevant classroom material. They also provide a break from the standard lecture-based learning environment. This report provides advice and suggestions to other faculty faced with teaching a course of this type, based on ten years of experience using debates as a teaching tool in an Information Ethics course.

Keywords: Pedagogy, Ethics, Face-to-face teaching, Course development models

Download this article: JISE - Volume 22 Number 3, Page 233.pdf


Recommended Citation: Peace, A. G. (2011). Using Debates to Teach Information Ethics. Journal of Information Systems Education, 22(3), pp. 233-238.