This site, A Framework for Ethical Decision Making, offers an introduction to thinking ethically. It includes the 5 sources of ethical standards, and a framework for ethical decision making. This activity is based on “A Framework for Ethical Decision Making.” For each question, students give a response from a Utilitarian, […]
Students read about Kohlberg’s stages of moral development. They can then decide what Heinz should do, and evaluate his decisions in the context of those stages of moral development. Heinz Dilemma and Kohlberg’s Stages of Moral Development
This is a great resource for case studies. The category titled “Ethical Issues for Students” is especially relevant. Each case includes questions for discussion and a link to “A Framework for Ethical Decision Making.” After discussion one or two cases in class, students could select their own case to analyze. […]
Visit BMCC Library-Video Databases-SWANK Digital Campus. Create an account if you don’t already have one (students can do the same if you assign the movie as homework). Select a movie that features morality, complex decisions, etc. A few suggestions: “Barbara,” “The Return.” Critique the movie in the context of CRT […]
This is a Prezi presentation on Perry’s stages of cognitive development, with movie clips as examples. A possible framework for discussing morality. https://prezi.com/1cmm76suwcb1/perrys-stages-of-cognitive-development/
How can we make ethical decisions? “In this TEDx talk Dr. Michael D. Burroughs discusses the numerous kinds of ethical issues we face, possibilities for increasing our ethical awareness as ‘everyday ethicists,’ and the importance of introducing ethics and philosophical education in our schools.”
Students can take the quiz at home and come to class prepared to share their results with a partner, or write a reflection about their experience of taking the quiz and about the results. As a follow-up activity, students can create a morality quiz in class, in groups, and then […]
What would you do? How do we make moral decisions? This video introduces the famous Trolley Problem. A follow-up activity: class discussion, and students can come up with an updated version of the Trolley Problem.