The ethical matrix as an instrument for teaching and evaluation

J. Dietrich, R. Lutz, M. Hilscher, D. Manoharan, I. Matute Giron, J. Mauser, S. Schweizer, A. C. Bellows

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3 Scopus citations


This contribution presents how the Ethical Matrix was used in teaching and evaluating a course on 'Ethics of Food and Nutrition Security' (EFNS) at Hohenheim University in the winter semester 2010/2011 and in the winter semester 2011/12. We will first provide some information on the development of the course and present the results of the general evaluation of the course by the department. We will then introduce the newly developed instrument in which the Ethical Matrix was embedded. The instrument aims at testing individual skills necessary for identifying ethical issues. Finally, we will draw some conclusions that refer to the further development of the instrument.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationClimate Change and Sustainable Development
Subtitle of host publicationEthical Perspectives on Land Use and Food Production
PublisherWageningen Academic Publishers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789086867530
ISBN (Print)9086861970, 9789086861972
StatePublished - May 1 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Educational research
  • Ethical skills

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Medicine


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