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Superheros to the Rescue… Or Not! Exploring Ethics


Teacher - Saani Bennetts

Ages 10+ years 

This term we will be delving into the exciting world of ethical dilemmas – and having some fun doing it. We’ll be creating characters for ourselves with a superpower (this is not about magic but imagining an enhanced natural ability such as being able to run extra fast or exhibit exceptional strength), and we’ll use our characters to navigate a new ethical dilemma each week. Using superheroes gives us a chance to think deeply about genuine ethical concepts in a safe and respectful environment. 

Do you know what nonmalfience, beneficence, justice, fidelity and autonomy mean? In this class, you find that out – and lots more. We will practice our thinking, communication and collaboration skills through discussion, role play and other engaging activities. Are you obliged to respond to every call for help that occurs just because you can? Who should pay for the destruction of property that occurred when you saved someone’s life? Get your thinking hats on and let’s explore ethics!