Utilisation of Vignettes Instructional Method and Ethical Sensitivity in Decision-Making among Business Studies Teacher Trainees at the University of Nairobi, Kenya

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Title Utilisation of Vignettes Instructional Method and Ethical Sensitivity in Decision-Making among Business Studies Teacher Trainees at the University of Nairobi, Kenya
 
Creator Oluoch, Mary Prisca
Odundo, Paul Amollo
Mwangi, John Kamau
 
Subject Vignettes
Instructional Method
Ethical Sensitivity
Decision-Making
Experiential Learning
Vignettes’ Utilisation
 
Description Vignettes have been applied in many academic disciplines over time, as an essential element of experiential learning. At the Department of Educational Communication and Technology, adoption of vignettes instructional method by instructors remains slow, while application by early adopters remains inconsistent. Despite this, little is known about how utilisation of vignettes to teach business ethics at the Department influences teacher trainees’ ethical sensitivity in decision-making. The cross-sectional survey design guided the research process, and primary data were sourced in 2018 from 116 learners. Both quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques were applied. Key results show that trainees who strongly agreed that utilisation of vignettes influenced their ethical sensitivity in decision-making had about 2 times the odds of being ethically sensitive in their decisions as their colleagues who expressed strong disagreement about the same. Besides, those who agreed that utilisation of vignettes influenced their ethical sensitivity in decision-making were about 1.9 times as likely to make ethically sensitive decisions as those who indicated strong disagreement. On aggregate, utilisation of vignettes caused a positive and significant influence on trainees’ ethical sensitivity in decision-making. It also emerged third in the order of relative importance. Notably, the more the trainees appreciated that utilisation of vignettes influenced their ethical sensitivity in decision-making, the higher odds of making ethically sensitive decisions. Thus, improving trainees’ knowledge on the various parameters of vignettes’ utilisation is likely to enhance their ethical sensitivity in decision-making. This may be achieved by dedicating a section of training modules on optimisation of vignette utilisation.
 
Publisher Newinera Publisher
 
Date 2021-07-29
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://www.newinera.com/index.php/JournalLaEdusci/article/view/349
10.37899/journallaedusci.v2i2.349
 
Source Journal La Edusci; Vol. 2 No. 2 (2021): Journal La Edusci; 19-43
2721-1258
2721-0979
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://www.newinera.com/index.php/JournalLaEdusci/article/view/349/324
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Journal La Edusci
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/
 

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