Mind & Morality Curriculum Competition
How would you engage high school or college students in an exploration of the ideas raised by our question, Mind and morality: where do they meet?
The Center for Humans and Nature aims to foster the critical reasoning and scientific knowledge skills necessary to participate effectively in scholarly conversations about the nature of the human mind and the circumstances that lead to ethical conduct in society.
Toward that end, in 2015, we welcomed submissions of educational objectives and strategies, classroom materials, and learning processes instructors might use with secondary or higher education students for a “Mind and Morality” course.
We sought curricula that incorporated the scholarship and arguments featured in the responses to our Mind and Morality question and enabled students to reflect on the relationships between morality, the human mind, evolution, compassion, biology, ethics, and other topics.
The winner of the Mind & Morality Curriculum Competition was Debbie Kasper, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at Hiram College. You can read her winning curriculum for a first-year college course on "Mind, Morality, and the Human Condition" here.