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Ethics Game Simulation Worksheet Eth 316 Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking and Ethics Page 2 Critical Thinking and Ethics The application of critical thinking to a defined situation will enable an individual to make the right decisions as to the right ethical choices or principles to apply to a particular situation. (The Connection between Critical, 2014, Page 1) To explain the relationship between critical thinking and ethic, learning team b linked critical thinking and ethics, by various principles, rules, guidelines and logic. Connecting Critical Thinking and Ethics A connection between critical thinking and ethics can be seen in the sense that the individual will have to think of several methods for approaching the issue of ethics, eliminating the most likely approach until he or she settles on that which will be the most acceptable for the situation. (The Connection between Critical, 2014, Page 1) The whole world uses critical thinking and decision building the majority of the time, without

The Case of the Wayward Water- Page 1 of 44Welcome to an EthicsGame Hot Topics Dilemma! Few issues have recently gotten as much attention as the energy extraction activities involving a controversial procedure called "fracking." As reports of drinking water becoming tainted with fracking fluid flood the news, both oil and gas companies as well as environmental groups are presenting competing "facts" about the effects of drilling on ground water. Economists are often asked to prepare reports with objective analyses balancing the cost and potential damage to the water sources against economic benefits to the local and national communities. These requests for analysis can provide interesting ethical questions for those asked to prepare the reports. The dilemma you are about to answer will explore some of those ethical questions. My name is Rian Brown, and as you work through this simulation, I'll be your Ethics Coach. In addition, you can find hints by clicking the book icon at the top of each page. In this ethical dilemma we are going to explore the similarities and differences between personal values and community values. We're all individuals who live in community. As we become adults, one of our primary responsibilities is to decide what values and ethical priorities are the most important to us. From the time we were born, our families, teachers/coaches, and other important adults in our world taught us what actions and behaviors we should embrace if we were going to be a "good" person. As adults, we have the responsibility to choose which of those values and behaviors to keep, which ones to modify, and which ones to discard. As you resolve the ethical dilemmas in this simulation, you'll be asked to think about what values areimportant to you. You'll then have to choose a course of action that you believe represents the best of those values. To help you with the decision, I'll introduce you to two critical skills. These skills will make working through the ethical dilemma easier and help you reach a satisfactory resolution of the problem. Critical SkillsThe first skill is learning how to use the four primary ethical perspectives that are used in decision making. These perspectives are called the Four Ethical LensesTM. An overview of the four ethical perspectives can be found under Ethical Infoon the menu bar. You'll look at each ethical dilemma using two different ethical lenses. Your goal is to find the solution that fits each lens best, even if the choice makes you uncomfortable. The second skill is learning to use a practical and repeatable decision-making method called the Baird Decision ModelTM. An overview of the decision model can be found under Ethical Infoon the menu bar. This simple five-step process will help you resolve the ethical dilemmas you face in this game, as well as in everyday life. At the very end of the analysis, you'll be able to choose the option you like and explain your choice in a brief memo. If you'd like, you can even create your own