Introduction to Ethical Thinking Frameworks

Introduction to Ethical Thinking Frameworks

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Introduction to Ethical Thinking Frameworks – Sydney Course

Do you ever wonder how other people make decisions? Are you often puzzled when you hear different opinions on what is “right”?

This Introduction to Ethical Thinking Frameworks Workshop will teach you the basic principles behind traditional ethical perspectives and traditional approaches to ethics such as ethical egoism, deontology, utilititarianism, moral relativism and virtue ethics. You will understand how to balance those perspectives in a manner that aligns with your personal values.

The workshop will also use practical examples, illustrations and promote sharing of ideas within the class. Each student will gain a greater understanding of ethical frameworks and a greater understanding of their personal approach to ethical challenges.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and many more. Enrol today or enquire now!

Course Outline

In this workshop we will cover:

  • What is Ethics?
  • What are the traditional approaches to ethics?
- Ethical Egoism - Deontology - Utilitarianism - Moral Relativism - Virtue Ethics
  • How to balance these traditions?
- A simple framework - Applying the framework
  • Practical applications:
- Sample scenarios - Personal approach

Course Outcome

By the end of the workshop you will have learned the basic principles behind traditional ethical perspectives and learned how to balance those perspectives in a manner that aligns with your personal values.

What to bring

Please bring a:

  • Pen and notepad (or other means of taking notes)

Prerequisite

This is an introductory course so no prior knowledge or experience is required. Students are welcome to bring along some examples of ethical challenges.

Delivery Mode

The class is delivered in a classroom. The emphasis is on practical application so there will be plenty of opportunity for discussion.