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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 30, 2021 via Zoom.

 

Welcome to the West Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl (WTHSEB). Registration is now open. We are preparing for our regional competition, January 30, 2021. 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

mbrown37@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.

West Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl registration form

National High School Ethics Bowl form

Ethics Bowl information:

2020-2021 NHSEB Regional Cases

2020-2021 Program Rules, Procedures, and Guideline

National High School Ethics Bowl website

National High School Ethics Bowl Academy

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.

 

Programs of Study

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