Module 3: Resources

Ethical Decision-Making


The content for this project would not have been possible if not for our UTEP faculty and Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission consultants.  We also referred to secondary research for inspiration and to support content development. We have done our best to attribute all sources here, as well as point faculty to additional resources that may encourage further study. If there are any issues regarding attribution or copyright, please use “Contact Us” and we will resolve those concerns immediately.


Works Consulted  

Brown, S. (2009). Play: How it shapes the brain, opens the imagination and invigorates the soul.
            New York: Penguin/Avery.

Darwin, C. (1859). The origin of species. NY: Bantam Dell.

Ginsberg, K. (2007). The importance of play in promoting healthy child development and
            maintaining strong parent child bonds. Pediatrics, 119, 182-191.

Kapp, K. (2012). The gamification of learning and instruction: Game-based methods and
            strategies for training and education. San Francisco: Pfeifer.

Kolb A. & Kolb D. (2005). Learning styles and learning spaces: Enhancing experiential learning
            in higher education. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 4, 2, 193-212.

Josephson, Michael S. (2002). Making ethical decisions. Marina de Rey, CA: Josephson Institute of Ethics.

Rawls, J. (1971). A theory of justice. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Rousseau, J.-J., Masters, R. D., Kelly, C., Rousseau, J.-J., & Rousseau, J.-J. (1992). Discourse on the origins
            of inequality (second discourse) ; Polemics ; and, Political economy. Hanover, NH: Published for
            Dartmouth College by University Press of New England.

Salen, K., & Zimmerman, E. (2004). Rules of play: Game design fundamentals. Cambridge, MA:
            MIT Press, p. 80.

Turnbull, C. (1983). Mbuti pygmies: Change and adaptation. TX: Holt Rinehart & Winston.


Teaching Strategies

Be the Bird

Concept Formation

The Syllabus as an Ethical Contract

Challenging Media Stereotypes


Discussion Questions for Videos

“I Was Justified”

"You Don't Just Throw Them Away"

"Make an Impact"

"Honor First" 

“The Next Generation”

“Among the Best”


Web Resources

Gaming Can Make a Better World      

HERA: Humanities Education and Research Association      

How Syllabi Can Help Combat Sexual Assault           

The Game that Can Give You 10 Extra Years of Life