|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 send one or two teams of five students to participate in the event.
|During the day all students will be involved in a series of three Ethics Olympiad heats where they will be scored according to set
criteria which rewards, clear, concise, respectful discourse around interesting ethical cases. At the end of the day two teams will
face off for the Gold and Silver Medals. A Bronze Medal will also be awarded to the third placed team.
|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 the same space. 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.
The finalists will be announced at the end of the day before a play-off to determine the gold
medal winning schools. University philosophy lecturers and ethicists would judge the final
event in the afternoon.
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
• 10.30 am -11.45 am - Heat Two
• 11.45 Morning tea- Debrief
• 12-1.15 - Heat Three
• 1.15 pm – 1.45 Lunch (Scores to scorer)
• 1.45-3pm- Gold Medal Finals
• 3 pm – Awards Farewells and photos.
• Finish 3.15
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.