Ethical Education involves exploring different worldviews and beliefs, considering ethical dilemmas and the process of ethical decision making. Ethical Education invites students and teachers to engage with issues and problems facing society and aims to develop the skills of critical thinking, discussion and debate.
Ethical Education allows students:
- To explore and extend their understanding and ability to engage with moral and ethical issues and dilemmas
- To interrogate their own beliefs and values and those of others
- To come to a sense of understanding of how their own beliefs and values have been shaped
- To engage critically with principles and values in moral and ethical issues
- To make sense of their lives in a human search for meaning.
Ethical Education embodies the values of an Educate Together second-level school that promotes democracy, respect and equality. Following on from the Learn Together Ethical Education Curriculum at primary level, it allows students to “Learn Together to Live Together”.