COMMUNICATION

COMMUNICATION

Employ an understanding of audience, purpose and context to communicate effectively in a range of situations using appropriate media

CREATIVE AND CRITICAL THINKING

CREATIVE AND CRITICAL THINKING

Use divergent (e.g., generation of novel ideas, thinking out of the box, brainstorming) and convergent thinking (e.g., critical thinking, evaluation of ideas, quantitative and qualitative analysis, scientific reasoning) to generate novel and relevant ideas, strategies, approaches, or products

ETHICAL REASONING

ETHICAL REASONING

Assess their own ethical values and the social context of ethical problems, recognize ethical issues in a variety of settings, think about how different ethical perspectives might be applied to an ethical problem, and consider the consequences of alternative actions

INFORMATION LITERACY

INFORMATION LITERACY

Possess the skills and knowledge to access, evaluate and use information effectively,
competently, and creatively

SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING

SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING

Establish goals and monitor progress toward them by developing an awareness of the personal, environmental and task-specific factors that affect attainment of the goals

TECHNOLOGY USE

TECHNOLOGY USE

Make appropriate use of technologies to communicate, collaborate, solve problems, make decisions, and conduct research, as well as foster creativity and life-long learning

GLOBAL COMPETENCE

GLOBAL COMPETENCE

Employ an understanding of audience, purpose and context to communicate effectively in a range of situations using appropriate media

LEADERSHIP

LEADERSHIP

Engage in, reflect upon, and demonstrate open mindedness toward all issues of diversity at the local, national and international level

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

Apply knowledge and skills gained from a program of study to the achievement of goals in a work, clinical, or other professional setting

RESEARCH, SCHOLARSHIP, AND CREATIVE EXPRESSION

RESEARCH, SCHOLARSHIP, AND CREATIVE EXPRESSION

Make meaningful contributions in their chosen field, participating in use-inspired (e.g., inspired by and applied to real-world problems) research, scholarship or creative activity as an individual or in a collaborative effort

RESPONSIBLE CITIZENSHIP

RESPONSIBLE CITIZENSHIP

Create and sustain a healthy, engaged, public life

BUILD YOUR FUTURE

BUILD YOUR FUTURE

Continue to develop the goals, values, and aspirations that have guided them through their Drexel education into a foundation for a successful future

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    Ethical Reasoning

    February 11, 2013

    There is a long-standing tradition in western culture of regarding reason as the key to ethical matters, but what exactly does “ethical reasoning” refer to, and how are ethics and rationality related? Developing a sense of right and wrong in the context of community values is an important part of the normally recognized process of becoming a mature, well-adjusted person and functioning in the social world of life and work. But we often take the complexity of the ethical dimensions of our lives for granted. For example, what if one’s sense of right and wrong contradicts the values of one’s society, or one’s ethnic or religious community, or one’s bosses, or family, or friends? Do such conflicts mean that there are no ethical truths, or that there are many? If there are no ethical truths, then what can it mean to be rational about ethics? Or is ethical truth perhaps a more complex and subtle type of truth, and, if so, how do we approach it rationally? In this workshop, we’ll discuss and explore the various shades of meaning related to the idea that ethics is or can be rational, and the way this is expressed in the Drexel Student Learning Priority associated with “Ethical Reasoning.”

    Some questions for discussion during our session:

    • What are the main aspects or elements of ethics?
    • How do people acquire and learn ethics?
    • In what sense is ethics a normative endeavor or study?

    You will leave the session with a more focused understanding of the meaning of “ethics,” how it is related to “reason” and “rationality,” what its main functions or purposes are, and how developing the aptitudes and attitudes associated with ethical reasoning enhances your life both in your career and as a human being.

    Date: Monday, February 11, 2013

    Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

    Location: MacAlister 2019, Chestnut Steet, Philadelphia, PA, 19104

    Event Catagory: Drexel Student Learning Priorities. This is the fifth DSLP event from a series of twelve DSLP events. Event offered as a webinar as well.

    Presenter: Dr. Peter Amato, Director, Programs in Philosophy and Associate Teaching Professor of Philosophy

    Refreshments will be served. Promotional materials will be distributed to all students that attend the event.

    Winning Question:

    What are the purposes or functions of ethics? Please incorporate the DSLP Ethical Reasoning definition in your answer.

    Winner: Carmen Cronin

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    Ethical Reasoning

    February 10th, 2014

    Developing a sense of right and wrong in the context of community is an important part in functioning in the social world of life and work. But we often take the complexity of the ethical dimensions of our lives for granted. For example, what if one’s sense of right and wrong contradicts the values of one’s society, or one’s ethnic or religious community, or one’s bosses, or family, or friends? Do such conflicts mean that there are no ethical truths, or that there are many? If there are no ethical truths, then what can it mean to be rational about ethics? Or is ethical truth perhaps a more complex and subtle type of truth, and, if so, how do we approach it rationally? In this workshop, we’ll discuss and explore the various shades of meaning related to the idea that ethics is or can be rational, and the way this is expressed in the Drexel Student Learning Priority associated with “Ethical Reasoning.”

    Some questions for discussion during our session:

    • What are the main roles or functions that ethics plays in our lives?
    • What is the purpose or intention of studying ethics through Philosophy of Literature?
    • In what sense are there ethical truths to be learned from reasoning?

    You will leave the session with a more focused understanding of the meaning of “ethics,” how it is related to “reason” and “rationality,” what its main functions or purposes are, and how developing the aptitudes and attitudes associated with ethical reasoning enhances your life both in your career and as a human being.

    Date: Monday, February 10, 2014

    Time: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

    Location: MacAlister 2019, 3250-60 Chestnut Street Philadelphia PA 19104

    Event Catagory: Drexel Student Learning Priorities. This is the fifth DSLP event from a series of twelve DSLP events.

    Presenter: Dr. Peter Amato, Director, Programs in Philosophy and Teaching Professor of Philosophy.

    Refreshments will be served. Promotional materials will be distributed to all students that attend the event.

    Winning Question:

    Please discuss the purposes or functions of ethics. Please incorporate the DSLP Ethical Reasoning definition in your answer.

    Please email your response to dslp@drexel.edu. The winner will be announced at the end of the month.