Reflections, Resources, and Research for Pre-College Ethics Education

SocraTeach is a joint initiative of The Squire Family Foundation and The School for Ethics and Global Leadership.  Our goal is to provide meaningful resources and reflections for pre-college ethics teachers around the world.  Effective teaching is not about finding the right answers, but finding the right questions; we hope this search will be a joint endeavor between our authors and our readers.  SocraTeach’s primary author is SEGL Founder and Director Noah Bopp, and includes frequent contributions from other SEGL staff members, students, and friends.  The points of view in this blog do not necessarily reflect the views of the Squire Family Foundation or SEGL.

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60 Minutes and Moral Reasoning in Infants

Do infants understand right and wrong?  60 Minutes recently did a fascinating piece on Yale researchers who think the answer is yes.  Click here to view a compelling 15-minute piece that features puppets, Cheerios, and the specter of bigotry in […]

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Lance Armstrong, Manti Te’o, and Joe Paterno

It has been quite a week for ethics in sports.  Lance Armstrong admitted to Oprah Winfrey that he took performance-enhancing substances that helped him win seven Tour de France titles.  The heart-wrenching tale about Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o’s girlfriend, […]

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21st Century Sophism (and its antidote)

The Sophists.  We know them as the infamous hucksters of rhetoric in Ancient Greece.  For the right price, they could teach you how to manipulate words so that anything would sound good.  The trouble with them–at least according to Plato–is […]

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