Promoting dialogue about the critical issues of our time through our multi-faceted ethics bowl programming. Proud hosts of the Indiana High School Ethics Bowl and the Summer High School Ethics Bowl Invitational.
NOTE ABOUT CORONAVIRUS
Out of an abundance of caution, DePauw University has cancelled all events from March 8, 2020 through the end of Spring Break. As of March 10, 2020, we believe we will be able to continue our programming in the months following April as regularly scheduled.
K-12 Ethics Education
Collaborating with educators to create educational materials that bring ethics to
the center of the classroom.
A week-long summer camp led by local Putnam County K-5 educators and college-aged counselors designed to teach first- through fifth-grade children how to identify, share and evaluate their values using dialogue and storytelling.
WHAT IS ETHICS?
Sharing Stories & Understanding Values
Stories are powerful. They encourage empathy, they’re disarming. Used in the right way, stories can be a vehicle for challenging and complex ideas. Stories are at the heart of our ethics-education programming for the classroom.
We work with educators to use the power of narrative to put ethics right at the center of the classroom. In doing so, we empower teachers and their students to understand and share their own stories and values.
Fostering ethics education, dialogue, and research
As one of the largest collegiate ethics institutes in the country, the Prindle Institute for Ethics’ uniquely robust national outreach mission serves DePauw students, faculty and staff; academics and scholars throughout the United States and in the international community; life-long learners; and the Greencastle community in a variety of ways.
Locally, we provide opportunities and cultivate relationships that transform students, faculty members, and members of the Greencastle community into engaged citizens who can identify and lead thoughtful discussions about ethical issues when they arise. No matter your path or place in life, we want to serve you.
Even good people can be better
The study of ethics is not about telling you what the rules are. Ethics is an exploration of questions about the nature of right and wrong. It’s about developing a thoughtful framework to help you decide what you should do when the answers aren’t clear. We’re one of the largest collegiate ethics institutes in the country and we’re dedicated to encouraging and fostering the study of ethics — in all its facets.
Even if you have a good sense of your own value system, studying ethics can help you in significant ways. Studying ethics will improve your ability engage in difficult moral dialogue with people who have different perspectives from you. It will help you live consistently with your values and think reflectively about those values as you learn more about the world and your place in it. Even good people can be better, and studying ethics can help you with that.