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Developing an Ethical Framework

Developing an Ethical Framework       
An Initiative of Sydney Jewish Museum with the support of the Telstra Foundation
Price: $30 (or included with a program booking)


Developing an Ethical Framework is a comprehensive Holocaust education program that aims to expand the moral and ethical frameworks of gifted and talented students. Utilising Holocaust history as its context, the program aims to heighten advanced ethical thinking and moral decision making among gifted students by presenting ethical dilemmas through a story response approach.

The Holocaust is one of the pre-eminent examples of man’s inhumanity to man. However, it also contains some of the most powerful examples of altruism, ethical decision-making and great courage. Mary Gallant and Harriet Hartman write in The Journal for Holocaust Education:

Arguably, in no other area of the curriculum are students able to confront the past to speak out more effectively against … unreason and inhumanity than when engaged in an in-depth study of the Holocaust. Holocaust education not only brings us to a remembrance of the Holocaust as an event in history; it teaches us to go beyond mere historical description, so as to construct activism in which we attempt to repair the past so as to heal the future.

The goal of Developing an Ethical Framework is to harness this powerful aspect of Holocaust education in order to deepen gifted and talented students’ understanding of both the complexity and the imperative of moral and ethical action – historically and in the present.

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