Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl
How do you know the right thing to do in a sticky situation? Most people will face an ethical dilemma at some point in their lives, but few have little to no formal training in ethical decision making. That is why the Philosophy Department at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is reaching out to area high-schoolers through the annual Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl to teach students these practical skills.
An Ethics Bowl is a collaborative yet competitive event in which student teams analyze a series of wide-ranging and important ethical dilemmas and then present their ideas to judges and others in a congenial atmosphere. It provides great practice for debate teams, Scholars Bowl teams, and all students in general to hone their reading comprehension, communication and critical reasoning skills—practical skills that are proven to boost ACT and SAT scores as well.
To help your students learn how to argue respectfully, appreciate different sides of controversial topics, and understand the difference between ethical issues and legal arguments, sign up your team today to participate the third annual Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl on February 13, 2013 at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
The 2013 competition will include for the first time ever a $250 participation award for each participating school! No prior experience is expected or necessary. Participation is limited to 10 teams, so sign up your school today!