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Content description VCECU009

Ethical Capability / Levels 5 and 6 / Understanding Concepts
Content description
Examine the contested meaning of concepts including truth and happiness and the extent to which these concepts are and should be valued
  1. using ethical dilemmas, as a prompt for exploring whether it is ever desirable to lie, for example, lying to protect a friend from getting into trouble, to stop someone’s feelings being hurt, or about an injury in order to get picked for a team
  2. asking a range of people what their views on happiness are, how important it is and what is necessary for happiness
  3. investigating whether everyone should have the right to be happy and if so, whether this is possible, using as stimulus issues of treatment of prisoners or bullies, or how much the wealthy should help the poor or the strong the weak
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