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West Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl

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The West Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl is a National High School Ethics Bowl Regional Competition hosted by the University of Tennessee at Martin.

 

The West Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl takes place Saturday, January 25, 2020 on the UTM campus.

 

Welcome to the West Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl (WTHSEB). Registration is now open. We are preparing for our regional competition, January 25, 2020. Please visit this site again for a detailed schedule of events, maps, and parking passes.

 

If you have questions about the regional competition, please let us know!

 

Merry Brown

Co-Director, WTHSEB

Lecturer of Philosophy

University of Tennessee at Martin

merryb@utm.edu

 

Matthew Braddock, PhD

Co-Director, WTHSEB

Associate Professor of Philosophy

University of Tennessee at Martin

mbraddo1@utm.edu

 

Thank you to the sponsors of the West Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl:

The History and Philosophy Department at UTM, Dr. David Coffey, Department Chair

The Honors Program at UTM, Dr. John Glass, Director

Registration:

Each school must register with both the WTHSEB and the National High School Ethics Bowl.

WTHSEB registration form

National High School Ethics Bowl form

Ethics Bowl information:

2019-2020 Regional Cases

2019-2020 Rules, Procedures, and Guidelines

National High School Ethics Bowl website

What is the National High School Ethics Bowl about?

We encourage you to look around the National High School Ethics Bowl website for more information about this great opportunity for our local high school students. The following explanation of the National High School Ethics Bowl is from their home page:

 

The National High School Ethics Bowl (NHSEB) promotes respectful, supportive, and rigorous discussion of ethics among thousands of high school students nationwide.

 

The National High School Ethics Bowl and the regional ethics bowls it supports are competitive yet collaborative events in which students discuss real-life ethical issues. In each round of competition, teams take turns analyzing cases about complex ethical dilemmas and responding to questions and comments from the other team and from a panel of judges. An ethics bowl differs from a debate competition in that students are not assigned opposing views; rather, they defend whichever position they think is correct, provide each other with constructive criticism, and win by demonstrating that they have thought rigorously and systematically about the cases and engaged respectfully and supportively with all participants. Data from NHSEB surveys shows that this event teaches and promotes ethical awareness, critical thinking, civil discourse, civic engagement, and an appreciation for multiple points of view.

 

NHSEB’s goal is to do more than teach students how to think through ethical issues: It is to teach students how to think through ethical issues together, as fellow citizens in a complex moral and political community.

 

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