Using the material on moral compasses from weeks 1 and 2, write a paper of no less than 500 words that accomplishes the following:
In a section titled “Theories” identify the 1-4 moral theories you will use to build your compass (deontological, utilitarian, common good, virtue, etc.) along with a short documented definition for each theory. [“documented” in the sense of citing and referencing your source.]
In a section titled “Explanation” explain for each theory how it would help you make what you feel would be the right decision and in what situations (ex. Using deontology at work to ensure the company’s policies are kept and its reputation is upheld; Using care ethics at home as a way to be equitable with the kids, etc.).
Chose one topic from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics (under “Ethics Spotlight” ) or another pressing ethical situation you or others you know are facing at the moment and using ether Framework for Ethical Decision Making (Markkula or Brown), walk through the steps to make an ethical decision and justify what you decide is the moral action to take in this situation. Be sure to be clear on which of the two frameworks you are using.
please i need the writing in basic words and do not use very high level vocabulary.
Short Assignment #1:
(1 double-spaced page)
Due: Thursday 9/12 (beginning of class)
Imagine that you have just read an editorial comment in a
fictitious American university newspaper by a man named Joe Shmo about
non-native English speakers and English composition classes. The article argued that learning English
composition was a huge waste of time, money and energy for these students. It argued that many foreign students intended
to return to their home country after graduation and had no use for English in
their professional and personal lives.
It went on to argue that students found it hard to give their full
attention—in terms of time spent and energy—to
their major, whether they were studying Engineering, Medicine, Law or even
Fine Arts because they were too burdened by their English composition
requirements. The letter further
suggested that perhaps the university was more interested in taking the
students’ money and less interested in providing the best education.
Your assignment: Write a response letter to the university newspaper. You will refute the claims of author Joe Shmo
by arguing that English Composition is one of the most important classes a
non-native English speaker can take, regardless of his or her major. Do not use the phrase; “in my opinion” (we
already know that).
Consider: What might make the editor of this
newspaper want to publish your letter? You
have a topic sentence already (English is one of the most important subjects a
non-native can take). Support this
thesis statement with specifics! Give
details! Also consider how you might
expect the majority of your classmates to respond to this question and then try
to write something else.
Week 2 – Discussion 1
Mills (2014) remarks,
Some researchers have argued
that reviewing the literature curtails inductive analysis—using induction to
determine the direction of the research—and should be avoided at the early
stages of the research process. Others suggest that the review of related
literature is important early in the action research process because it helps
action researchers identify underlying assumptions behind their research
questions and helps the researcher refine research questions and embed them in
guiding hypotheses that provide possible direction to follow (p.74).
At this early stage of action research as you prepare to
search for credible sources of information to help you build an action research
proposal, discuss which viewpoint on these two perspectives you lean toward and
why. How do you intend to use what you learned concerning best practices
for research from the chapter and the web-based resources to help you search
effectively and efficiently?
Three forms of reconnaissance are described including
self-reflection, description, and explanation. According to Mills (2014),
these activities help clarify what the teacher researcher already knows about
the proposed focus of the study, what they believe to be true about the
relationships of the factors, variables, and contexts that contribute to the
work environment; and what they believe may improve the situation.
Use the “Research in Action Checklist 3 – 2” on page 46 of Mills to perform
reconnaissance of your own. Format your one- to two-page Word document in
accordance with APA format including the following components as sub-headings:
on your area of focus in teaching and learning, in light of your values and
beliefs; your understandings about the relationships among theory,
practice, school, and society; how things got to be the way they are; and
what you believe about teaching and learning.
the situation you wish to change or improve (keep consistent with
assignment #1 with a brief explanation of the problem or situation).
the evidence you have that the area of focus is indeed, a problem.
the critical factors that affect your area of focus.
Explanation Explain the situation you intend to investigate by
hypothesizing how and why the critical factors you’ve identified affect
Please do not answer in bullets. Discuss in your own voice.
Literature Review Matrix
Be sure to take
the time to inform yourself of sound researching sources including use of peer
reviews as listed in the recommended and required resources for the week.
To get you started, view What is a Scholarly Journal Article?
Analyze the first five entries that come up. Complete a table in a Microsoft
Word document that includes:
of the website and url address.
of source (individual author(s), organization, etc.)
of source (journal article, magazine article, blog, etc.)
of publication (note: this may be listed as “date last updated” at the
bottom of the website)
Two- to three-sentence summary of the source content
for each source listed (keep this succinct!)
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