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Student activity: Using ethical frameworks

YearRangeCurriculumStrand

1–3
4-6
7-8
9-10
11-13
13

Lower Primary
Middle Primary
Upper Primary
Lower Secondary
Upper Secondary
Year 13 only

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Technology





Nature of Science
Living World
Planet Earth and Beyond
Physical World
Material World

Nature of Technology
Technological Practice
Technological Knowledge

Overview

This worksheet describes five commonly used ethical frameworks and provides focus questions to help scaffold student thinking. You can enter your own ethical issue, choose one or more of the ethical frameworks and have students answer the questions individually or in groups.

Before attempting this activity it is recommended that you explore the ethical issue and ethical thinking with your students to establish a foundation for informed decision-making.

Purpose

This resource provides a structured framework for scaffolding student thinking about an ethical issue.

Keywords

Ethical frameworks, ethical thinking, consequentialism, rights and responsibilities, virtue ethics, multiple perspectives, autonomy.

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