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Thinking Ethically is a brand new teaching resource that provides a framework for discussing challenging topics in a classroom environment. It covers a variety of themes that relate to ethical dilemmas in today’s society and provides students with the tools they need to explore these issues and make informed decisions.
The unique format of this resource promotes engagement in dialogue or debate. The student card set comes in a pack of 120 cards – there are 20 topics, six cards of each, making them ideal for small group work.
Download the Modern Slavery sample card
What is Thinking Ethically?
Why Do I Need Thinking Ethically?
About the Authors
Links to the Australian Curriculum
About the Topics
Thinking Ethically for Catholic Schools
The student card set is supported by a comprehensive educator’s guide and CD that includes lesson plans and activities that draw on frameworks such as Socratic Circles, de Bono’s Thinking Hats and Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences. There is a bonus section for Catholic teachers with clear presentation of the Catholic perspective and doctrine on controversial moral issues. Each card is also provided in word format on the CD to allow for easy editing.
Dr Tony Mordini is a teacher and assistant school principal. He has a strong interest in the impact of self-harm and trauma on child development and therapeutically supported education. His background is in applied ethics and he has held leadership roles in the health and community sector.
Regina Lane is an author and publisher who has worked in Catholic and secular human rights, social justice, environmental and international aid organisations. She has degrees in politics, communications and international development.
Emma Halgren is a writer and editor, who has worked in communications in not-for-profit organisations. She has studied politics, journalism and theology.