How will students learn ethical reasoning skills?
At the core of JMU's Quality Enhancement Plan, The Madison Collaborative: Ethical Reasoning in Action, are "Eight Key Questions." These questions provide lenses in which to evaluate the ethical dimensions of a problem. In this video, faculty members involved in creating the QEP proposal discuss how this intriguing and rigorous approach will work across the curriculum and co-curriculum.
8 Key Questions
- Outcomes - what are the short-term and long-term outcomes of possible actions?
- Fairness - how can I act equitably and balance all interests?
- Authority - what do legitimate authorities (e.g., experts, law, my god[s]) expect of me?
- Liberty - what principles of freedom and personal autonomy apply?
- Rights - what rights (e.g., innate, legal, social) apply?
- Responsibilities - what duties and obligations apply?
- Empathy - how would I respond if I cared deeply about those involved?
- Character - what actions will help me become my ideal self?
Learn more about The Madison Collaborative: Ethical Reasoning in Action at www.jmu.edu/qep.