Exploring Educational Dilemmas Using the System Dynamics and Archetypes

Krstev, Dejan and Krstev, Aleksandar and Minovski, Robert and Krstev, Boris (2017) Exploring Educational Dilemmas Using the System Dynamics and Archetypes. In: ITRO 2017, 22 June 2017, Zrenjanin, Serbia.

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This article describes how the systems archetype ‘Drifting Goals’ can be used in the classroom to explore ethical dilemmas. Systems archetypes are systems thinking tool that provide a framework that shifts the focus from seeing ethical dilemmas as stemming from the acts of individuals to a focus on the systemic interrelationships and interactions within the organization. The use of the ‘Drifting Goals’ archetype provides a pedagogical approach that exposes students to innovative ways of thinking about ethical problems and the structures that create them. А common approach to teaching business ethics is to give students case studies of “ethical themes” or ethical breaches in workplaces and organizations. As is appropriate in the study of ethics or education, these focuses on individual values and decision making. The rationale for this approach is that this will give students the tools for improved ethical behavior in the workplace. Essentially it is a focus on the role of the individual in business ethics and the assumption underlying this approach is that educating individuals to be ethical will lead to ethical behavior in the workplace. An additional strategy is to develop and explore the structural and systemic factors that lead to ethical breaches. This approach explores the tension between the role of the individual and the role of organizational structure in determining behavior.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Natural sciences > Computer and information sciences
Social Sciences > Educational sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science
Depositing User: Aleksandar Krstev
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2017 13:01
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2017 13:01
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/18341

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