Teaching and learning business ethics in accounting

Richard Kenyon, Ilias Basioudis*

*Corresponding author for this work

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We discuss and develop various aspects of teaching ethics to accounting students in a British university which is regarded as research intensive. We include in our chapter some theoretical lens on the way business ethics can be taught in accounting and provide examples of our teaching methods in this area.
A variety of pedagogical techniques in teaching ethics in accounting have been discussed. Some of those techniques apply the Aristotle’s and Socrates' methods and as we argue they can increase the quality of learning, the effectiveness of students' self-improvement, and skills of critical thinking, and can provide active learning techniques and help develop excellences of intelligence.
Overall, our pedagogical approach to teaching ethics in our accounting modules seeks to “force” students to deeper understanding of the ethical concepts and emphasises student understanding, student intake, interpretation, and "construction".
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmbedding Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics in Business Education
EditorsHelen Borland, Michael Butler, Caroline Elliott, Nathalie Ormrod
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherEdward Elgar
ISBN (Print)978 1 80088 599 8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2022


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