A Practical Guide to Educating for Responsibility in Management and Business
Educating for Responsibility is a new way of engaging young people with the challenge of changing their world for the better. Designed for application in any educational context dealing with ethics, responsibility or human development, it bases classroom practice on facilitating an expanding ability to think and act in more fully responsible ways. In contrast to the predominant model of teaching which is almost exclusively an intellectual education about responsibility, educating for responsibility integrates emotion, insight, observation and action in a whole person learning much more fitting with the true dynamics of exercising this resilient capacity. In this short volume, the need for rapid change in how we educate for responsibility is explained and a template offered for a creative way of teaching that has proven to be extremely effective in practice. Written particularly for those offering courses or training in social responsibility, sustainability or business ethics it offers a new way of thinking about how we might better serve the interests of a generation of young people entering a rapidly changing, and by all accounts, rapidly destabilizing world. In these pages, an internationally recognized teacher, shares the results of thirty years of educational experimentation aimed at helping students become part of building a better world. In educating for responsibility the classroom becomes a place for collaboration, integration and reflection - and a laboratory for actualizing our individual and collective potentials for truly responsible being in the world.