Research a Question
This assessment has three parts:
Part A: Research a Question:
Within your group each member is to select one (1) of the following questions and complete a number of activities based on the usage of ethical and moral principles and theories; each group member cannot select the same question
1. Review the discussion about whether a corporation can be a moral agent. Assess and then present the arguments for and against. Which argument do you think is the strongest, and why?
2. What steps do you think employers should take to deal with the problems and issues of employee drug usage, both in the workplace or in the general society?
3. Do journalists have a moral obligation to check the veracity of any claims they make in published or stated forms? Is this obligation more compelling when there is a possibility that the journalists work may harm others or incite a form of discrimination in a community?
4. Explain the difference between bribery and gift-giving (whether within a home, society or the work-place). Is bribery morally worrisome? Why or why not?
5. Who should be responsible for workers safety? Why? Weigh up the rights and responsibilities of the employer and employee? Which has a higher weighting, and why?
6. Using examples explain what is dumping? Does dumping raise any moral issues? What are they? How could some of these issues be overcome?
7. Is the homogenization of cultures a moral issue? Using examples to explain why it is or is not an issue?
Part B: Prepare a written summary of your answer or views: (5%)
– Prepare a set of up to five (5) power-point slides that:
o Present the embodied principles, concerns or issues of the question, and
o The ethical or moral arguments attached to the question, and
o Your answers or solutions or views to the question, and
– Prepare one (1) power-point slide that summarizes any reference sources used correctly cited, and
– Then print these slides in the following way:
o Three-slides per side of a double sided page, and
– Then hand in that copy to the lecturer who will produce enough copies for the group and the class.
Part C: Present your answer or views to the group: (5% and 5% = 10%)
You are to present your answers or views to your group in the following way:
– Only using the handout as your tool engage in a ten minute (min) presentation of the raised issues, views, and solutions, and
– Then engage in a five minute (min) open discussion with the group members on their views and answers to the raised question.
This assessment task will be peer-assessed and lecturer assessed in the following manner:
Part A: 0%
Part B: 5% (lecturer)
Part C: 5% – (peers) for the presentation, and
Part C: 5% – (peers) for the discussion.
The purpose of the assessment is to give you as an individual the opportunity to express some of your newly found or enhanced ethical and moral understandings, and then apply it to a ‘real-world’ issue or concern.
Remember it is a piece of fun but it does have a serious part to the assessment of demonstrating application of learning outcomes and knowledge creation – so enjoy the experience and the peer-assessment (which will be created in confidential manner to both the individual and the group)