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LB5536 - Ethical Decision Making and Reflective Practice

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

Engaging in structured processes for ethical decision making and reflective practice are essential skills for leaders, managers, and professional support people in conflict and/or challenging situations. This subject considers the ethical issues that may arise in a wide range of contexts, such as managing interpersonal and organisational conflict. Students will learn about a range of ethical decision-making processes. Students will also explore the concept of reflection, what it means to be a reflective practitioner, and apply reflective practice to any professional role.

Learning Outcomes

  • independently and critically reflect on and assess their own capabilities and performance, and make use of feedback as appropriate, to support personal and professional development;
  • exercise independent ethical judgment and initiative in conflict management and resolution practice and research;
  • effectively communicate with, facilitate and support people in personal, group, organisational and cross-cultural conflict.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Case study analysis - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Self-reflection task - (30%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

This subject will be taught online through LearnJCU. Students must engage in online learning from the first week of the study period and throughout the entire study period. There will be online collaborate sessions scheduled throughout the semester.



Trimester 2, External
Census Date 23-Jun-2022
Coord/Lect: Miss Claire Holland.
Workload expectations:
  • 130 hours - Online engagement
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.