Fictional Stories With Ethical Content: Guidelines for Using Stories to Improve Ethical Behavior
Fictional literature has been used as a pedagogical tool to elevate student awareness and moral reasoning, ultimately helping them to develop sound decision-making skills when they are confronted with ethical situations. However, the use of fiction for teaching ethics is still uncommon, leaving considerable potential for advancement. This particular study develops theoretical guidelines for using fictional stories with ethical content (FSECs) as a suitable method for teaching ethics. The FSEC guidelines include a working definition and 5 supporting principles that collectively differentiate FSECs from other forms of fiction that can be used for teaching ethics.
Ethics and Behavior
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Swanson. (2016). Fictional Stories With Ethical Content: Guidelines for Using Stories to Improve Ethical Behavior. Ethics & Behavior, 26(7), 545–561. https://doi.org/10.1080/10508422.2015.1081095