Friday, January 08, 2010

values education

hello! i wasn't able to post anything yesterday because i was busy with my homework in values education and with this...

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anyways, i want to share with you my homework to give you something to think about. Let me know what you think. Don't worry, there's no right or wrong answers here. And don't think that I'll copy your answers because I am about to submit mine in an hour from now. okay? ^_^

Here are what you need to do per situation:

I. State the critical facts or circumstances surrounding the issue.
II. State the issue. (ex. whether i should lie in order to..)
III. Definition of relevant concepts. (e.g. values involved, actions, principles)
IV. State your position
V. Justify your position.
VI. State the possible strongest objection & justification
VII. State your answer and justification to the objection.
VIII. State your final resolution

The situations:

A girl is taken to a carnival by her dad. it is her tenth birthday and he's promised her that she can choose any 5 rides. But as they approach the gate, he discovers that he's forgotten his wallet. This is the last day of the carnival and it's too far to go home and come back before it closes. he counts the change in his pockets and tells his daughter that he has enough money to pay the entrance fee and they can go inside and look at all the exhibits and the parade, but there wouldn't be any money for rides, OR she could lie about her age and say she was five and get in for half-price, which would leave enough moeny for the 5 rides. They walk to the gate and the ticket seller asks the girl, "How old are you?" What would she say?

What would you do in this situation? Why?

You are spending the afternoon with a friend of yours who isn't very popular. You run into a group of your friends who invite you to go to a movie but they say that your unpopular friend can't come. What is the right thing to do?

You have a little sister who is very sick. The only way to save her is to inject many kittens with the illness she has and experiment with various medicines to see if they will work. What should the doctors do?
Do animals have a right to life? Are we justified in using them in experiments? In eating them?

You are in an art class at school. The teacher tells the class that today each student is to paint a painting of their best friend in the class. the class is uncomfortable with this, and one student points out to the teacher that some kids will have lots of kids painting them, and other kids won't be chosen at all. The teacher insists that this is what the students should do. Almost all of the students don't want to do this. What should you do?
Is it disrespectful to disagree with your teacher? With your parents? Your friends? Can you disagree and still be respectful?

(Situations taken from: copyright 2008 Northwest Center for Philosophy for Children)

That's it! I hope you can find time to think about these. I found pleasure thinking of my answers here. I'm most passionate about my answer in C-Animal Rights. But I'll tell more about it next time coz i need to prepare to leave now. my school is far from my workplace.

Have a lovely day everyone!


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