|2020 Middle School
|The importance of developing an ethical understanding remains high on the agenda of educators. The Ethics Olympiad has a proven track record of
providing teachers and students with a creative vehicle for developing skills in communication, critical thinking and respectful discourse while dealing with
contentious ethical issues.
Schools are invited to register one or two teams of five students to participate in the event.
|During the day all students will be involved in a series of four Ethics Olympiad heats where they will be scored according to set criteria which rewards,
clear, concise, respectful discourse around interesting ethical cases. Coaches will be notified of the results later and Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will
be mailed to successful schools on the following day.
|Format, Rules & scoring
The heats use the same format as the Ethics Bowl and the Ethics Olympiad. The main difference is that all groups
will be running simultaneously in breakout rooms in Zoom. There will be a round robin format with different schools
participating against each other. There will be a central timing system and teachers will judge school groups, apart
from their own school. Scores will be private on the day, but we will email the final scores to each participating school
after the event.
Medalists will be announced on the following day and certificates will be provided for all participants. Gold, Silver and
Bronze medals will be sent to the three top schools in each location.
Coaches Training Kit- This kit will be provided to schools once you have registered. Included are the eight ethical
cases, score sheets, criteria, format details and other useful information.
Click here for a copy of the flyer
|Program for the Day:
• Starts 9 am - 9.15 am - Preparation
• 9.15-10.30 am - Heat One (Practice Heat)
• 10.30 am -11.45 am - Heat Two
• 11.45 Morning tea
• 12-1.15 - Heat Three
• 1.15 pm – 1.45 Lunch
• 1.45-3pm- Heat Four
• 3 pm – FInish
Eligible Year levels
In Australia we invite teachers of students Years 7-9 to participate. In NZ we are invite intermediate School students to
participate (Years 7-9) Please note that schools can change their team members right up to the date of the event but
students must currently be in Yrs 7-9.