DefinitionEthical reasoning involves respecting other individuals and their rights, and making informed choices that benefit other individuals, society as a whole, and the environment, in a manner that requires the individual to be aware of and process the principles of right and wrong as they relate to human conduct. Individuals demonstrate personal and social responsibility by being dependable and accountable, while being sensitive and responsive to the well-being of others and aware of the possible consequences of their actions.
Benchmark for AchievementThe application of ethical reasoning to resolve situations or solve problems that may arise from a conflict of beliefs. This is done in a manner that ensures sensitivity and responsiveness to the well-being of others and is consistent with the expectations and requirements of the contexts and the societies in which they operate.
At the Program LevelThere are opportunities across the program for students to recognize ethical issues and discuss the complexities or interrelationships between the issues. Within the context of their program of study, students describe and analyze positions on ethical issues and practice ethical decision-making skills. Students practice skills related to personal and social responsibility including: relationship management; conflict resolution; leadership; teamwork; self-management; and personal responsibility.
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