What is the professional ethics of teaching

Worksheet: Acting Correctly - Ethics at Work

Didactic-methodological comment

Moral questions arise again and again in childhood and adolescence. The yardstick for correct behavior here is usually one's own conscience. Later in professional life, ethical decisions become more complex. Then it is important to comply with professional ethical guidelines and to know the legal framework for ethical behavior. This is particularly relevant for professions that are highly trusted, such as tax advisors. Many companies also set up internal guidelines for responsible behavior.

Already during an internship and later at work, the pupils are repeatedly confronted with the question: "How do I behave correctly?". It is therefore important to know the principles of professional ethics and to be able to resolve moral conflicts appropriately. The worksheet provides an introduction to ethical behavior in a professional context. Using specific case studies, the students develop an understanding of professional ethical issues and possible conflicts. You will develop your own corporate guidelines for responsible action and discuss whether companies with a pure profit focus are more successful than companies with ethical principles.

Worksheet "Acting Correctly - Ethics at Work" for download

Mediated competencies

Professional competence

The students

  • are made aware of ethical behavior in a professional context.
  • find out which professional ethical regulations exist.
  • get to know legal regulations with ethical relevance.
  • use the example of tax advisors to work out which ethical conflicts can arise in day-to-day work and how professional regulations influence ethical behavior in the workplace.
  • deal with corporate guidelines for responsible action based on a case study.

Media literacy

The students

  • use a given internet source to research the basic ethical duties of a tax advisor.
  • independently develop guidelines for responsible behavior for a self-chosen, fictitious company.
  • use given quotations to discuss whether companies with a focus on profit or on principles are more successful in the long term.

Social skills

The students

  • practice evaluating complex issues in teamwork.
  • present their work results to the plenary in a structured and understandable way.
  • practice active listening as part of a discussion and bring your own arguments in a structured and convincing manner.
Supplementary teaching material
  • Professional field of tax advice

    The teaching materials on the focus topic "Tax Advisory Professional Field" at Lehrer-Online support young people in their professional orientation in the tax advisory professional field.