Naval Academy Ethics Course WaPost article

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  1. Capt MJ

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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/03/AR2009120302772.html

    From 3 December Washington Post. This course has evolved over the years when it was launched after the 90's double E cheating scandal and other incidents. I like the evolution of it from just "great thinkers" and written case studies taken from history (when I taught it) to the inclusion of on-the-spot navigation through murky moral waters, forcing choices that are fairly realistic. Being impaled on the horns of an ethical dilemma can happen in an instant, and the interactive DVD seems a creative way to generate pre-incident contemplation. Slogging through Kant notwithstanding...
     
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    well- assuming it didn't completely displace the "great thinkers" and instead is a logical next step to make the theory practical then I think this is a great evolution.
     
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    It's saddening that this is what they have to teach now.
    I'm sure I'll be trashed for saying this but it's sad that even the simple scenarios they presented were even there. Sorry, IMHO...
     
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    The normal ethics course still is great thinkers and historical case studies. What this artical is about is a one day seminar that they started making everyone go through. When I was a mid the seminar was generally looked at as a waste of time where you could get a good lunch, but they did occasionally get some very interesting guest speakers. Plus the DVD is awful, all of the good decisions it doesn't let you make it forces you into a choice of bad decisions and all choices take you to the same place in the end.
     
  5. Maximus

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    Amen! That's what I thought.
     
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    i think i may have taken one of the scenarios from this at CGA. i was actually impressed. i thought the situations were pretty realistic and were not corny like a lot of other interactive trainings are.
     

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