An Ethical Compass for Quarterlifers
Chapter 12. The End of the Semester: Our Students Share Their Learnings via Narrative Self-Evaluations
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THE END OF THE SEMESTER
Our Students Share Their Learnings via Narrative Self-Evaluations
When our semester-long ethics course begins, we find ourselves facing many students who think of themselves as “ethical illiterates.” Some question whether they have what it takes to study such a complex, even arcane, topic. What they know for sure about ethics is that it appears to be mostly a prescriptive term. They have been told by various “authorities” throughout their lives to do what is good and to avoid doing what is bad. As members of the so-called me generation, they have been called “narcissistic,” “self-absorbed,” “egotistical,” “entitled,” and, worst of all, “amoral opportunists.” What we see, however, is very different.
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