Ethics Bowl 2018
2018-02-03 08:00 2018-02-03 17:00 America/Los_Angeles Ethics Bowl 2018 BK 404 Beckman Hall 404 - George Bush Conference Center
Saturday, February 3, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
The Schweitzer Institute in collaboration with the Philosophy Department will be hosting the Southern California High School Ethics Bowl at Chapman on Saturday February 3rd. Eighteen teams from 11 different high schools will be competing for a chance to go to the national competition in April.
High School Ethics Bowl is an interscholastic competitive event for 9th-12th grade students in which teams discuss and analyze a series of real-life ethically-oriented case studies and are judged according to the quality of their reasoning and their responsiveness to the comments and questions of the other team and a panel of judges. Engaging high school students in intensive ethical inquiry, the Ethics Bowl fosters constructive dialogue, with the aim of furthering the next generation’s ability to make sound ethical decisions and engage in civil public discourse. The collaborative model rewards students for the depth of their thought, their ability to think carefully and analytically about complex issues, and the respect they show to the diverse perspectives of their peers.
This year’s 15 cases include challenging and relevant situations and issues from driverless cars, collaborative project grades, employment discrimination against tobacco use, and participation gentrification to culling of wildlife, confidentiality, loyalty, consumer responsibility, school choice, social media behavior as a criteria for college admission and more.
Judges include faculty and graduate students from Chapman as well as other regional universities, community members, and alumni.