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Matt Beard: Short & Curly Guide to Life

Session Info:

How do you know whether something is OK or not OK?

Topic 1: Fairness

  • Activity to illustrate the concept of fairness.
  • Activity debrief and then a group discussion to invoke awareness and empathy around the concept of fairness and how the activity applies to life in general.
  • Reading and closing with a thought-provoking question to keep students thinking and reasoning.

Topic 2: What does ‘being cool’ mean?

  •  This is just to get them used to the idea that there’s no ‘one definition’ of what’s cool – it depends on the group or community you’re in.
  • Group discussion and reading: What is ‘coolness’? Is it a good thing to be cool?
  • Activity to show is how important it is to use our imagination and curiosity when we’re doing ethics. It’s easy to assume everyone thinks the way we do and likes what we like, but that’s often not the case. To do ethics well, we have to understand other people – and that takes imagination, curiosity and listening.

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