McLaughlin Ethics into Action (2017 Archive)

Putting Ethics into Action

20 Minute Research Presentation


Jeff McLaughlin – Thompson Rivers University


Ethics in Action challenges the false belief that philosophy is just about theory and only indirectly useful as a means to develop critical thinking skills. University,students developed, real world ethics based projects. Teams used the personal talents of each student and then put ethics into action. In one example, students raised public awareness about the ethics of blood and organ donation which resulted in 200 new donors.