|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 teams will participate online 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.
Dates: November 2021
|Format and Awards
The heats use the same format as the Ethics Bowls in the US. 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. Cases will be selected from the case set provided and questions announced on the day. The first round is not scored, a
practice round. Scores will be private on the day, but we will email the final results 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. Depending on the size of the Ethics Olympiad a number of teams will
be invited to participate in an Australasian Final.
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 and ages
In Australia we invite teachers of students in Years 7-9 (12-15 year olds) to participate.
In NZ we are invite teachers of students that are 12-15 years old, at the time of the event.
In Hong Kong & Singapore we invite Secondary School students to participate (12-15 year olds)
Please note that schools can change their team members right up to the date of the event.