To start thinking about doing ethics in a bit more detail, I believe you will enjoy viewing the following Ted Talk video from Michael D. Burroughs at Penn State University. View the video here:
For this assignment, answer the following questions fully:
- According to the video, what is an â€œeveryday ethicistâ€? Do you believe you are an everyday ethicist? Why or why not?
- Research discussed in the video shows that most middle and high schools â€œavoid, ignore, and pretend the issues will go awayâ€ when it comes to discussing ethical issues in the classroom. Was this your experience in middle school and/or high school? Explain your answer.
- In your view, how important is a discussion of the everyday ethical issues we face in life? Should it be part of required college curriculum? Why or why not?
This is the video :