Transcript Develop their interest in and enthusiasm for a rigorous study of
Introduction to Ethics LO: I will know what Ethics is Exam info The exam is made up of two units taken from 9 options.The AS exam forms 50% of the corresponding four-unit advanced GCE. In the exam pupils will have to answer two questions from a choice of four. The exam is an hour and half so pupils will have 45 mins to spend on each question. Two types of questions: AO1 and AO2 AO1 is knowledge and understanding select and demonstrate clearly relevant knowledge and understanding through the use of evidence, examples and correct language and terminology appropriate to the course of study AO2 is analysis, evaluation and application critically evaluate and justify a point of view through the use of evidence and reasoned argument. The aims of these specifications are to encourage candidates to: Develop their interest in and enthusiasm for a rigorous study of religion and relate it to the wider world; Treat the subject as an academic discipline by developing knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate to the specialist study of religion; Adopt an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to the study of religion; Reflect on and develop their own values, opinions and attitudes in the light of their learning. Question What is Ethics? ◦ A system of moral principles which defines what is good for individuals in society ◦ Concerned with the principles for right and wrong behaviour Question Why study ethics? ◦ To become more aware of ethical issues currently around in today’s world. ◦ There are some messy ethical situations out there which require thought-through answers ◦ A lot of religions give a lot of emphasis to how you live your life, and how decisions we make in this life will affect the next life (assuming one exists!) ◦ When faced with ethical dilemmas, you will want to make a decision which is best for you, and those whom you care for. Where does ethics come from? A response (this will stretch you!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rju06a3Z44M&feature=related The M.O.R.A.L questionnaire Task: 1.Individually, list five things that you would say are be wrong in certain situations 2.In groups, compare your lists and come up with a common list with which you all agree. Order the items, from ‘most likely to be always wrong’ to ‘least likely to be always wrong.’ 3.For each of the five things, see IF you can give a plausible exception where you might be justified in breaking the rule. Plenary: 3 – 3 – 1 Summarise today’s topic in 3 sentences. Reduce to 3 words. Now to 1 word.