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Ethics in the Classroom: What You Need to Know. Ethics and morals are often associated with religion, but schools can also provide important lessons in ethical thinking and action.

Ethics in the Classroom: What You Need to Know

“There’s a big fear out there that somehow teaching ethics in school will seep into students a particular religious viewpoint,” says Dr. Bruce Weinstein, aka The Ethics Guy. “But ethics must be taught and are being taught in school. It’s impossible not to teach ethics in a school.” Weinstein, who writes a weekly column for and recently released the popular book Is It Still Cheating if I Don’t Get Caught? According to Weinstein, there are five basic principles of ethics that are common to all faiths: Do no harm Make things better Respect others Be fair Be loving These values are defined differently in different parts of the world, but they are cross-cultural and expected among all groups of people. Dr. Hinman, too, is concerned with cheating—particularly students’ difficulty in understanding how it is harmful. Do No Harm Try not to hurt people. Ethics. The three major areas of study within ethics are:[1] Meta-ethics, concerning the theoretical meaning and reference of moral propositions, and how their truth values (if any) can be determinedNormative ethics, concerning the practical means of determining a moral course of actionApplied ethics, concerning what a person is obligated (or permitted) to do in a specific situation or a particular domain of action[1] Defining ethics[edit] The word "ethics" in English refers to several things.[6] It can refer to philosophical ethics—a project that attempts to use reason in order to answer various kinds of ethical questions.


[citation needed] It can also be used to describe a particular person's own, idiosyncratic principles or habits.[7] For example: "Joe has good ethics. " [edit] Creative Commons license. This article is about the Creative Commons licences.

Creative Commons license

For the organization that produced them, see Creative Commons. This video explains how Creative Commons licenses can be used in conjunction with commercial licensing arrangements. Creative Commons licenses are explained in many languages and used around the world, such as pictured here in Cambodia. A Creative Commons (CC) license is one of several public copyright licenses that enable the free distribution of an otherwise copyrighted work.

A CC license is used when an author wants to give people the right to share, use, and build upon a work that they have created. CC licensed music is available through several outlets such as SoundCloud, and are available for use in video and music remixing. There are several types of CC licenses. In October 2014 the Open Knowledge Foundation approved the Creative Commons CC BY, CC BY-SA, and CC0 licenses as conformant with the "Open Definition" for content and data.[1][2][3] Applicable works[edit] Circ21. Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center. 10 Big Myths about copyright explained.

See EFF notes on fair use and links from it for a detailed answer, but bear the following in mind: The "fair use" exemption to (U.S.) copyright law was created to allow things such as commentary, parody, news reporting, research and education about copyrighted works without the permission of the author.

10 Big Myths about copyright explained

That's vital so that copyright law doesn't block your freedom to express your own works -- only the ability to appropriate other people's. Intent, and damage to the commercial value of the work are important considerations. Are you reproducing an article from the New York Times because you needed to in order to criticise the quality of the New York Times, or because you couldn't find time to write your own story, or didn't want your readers to have to register at the New York Times web site?

The first is probably fair use, the others probably aren't. Fair use is generally a short excerpt and almost always attributed. See the DMCA alert for recent changes in the law. False. False. Cb copyright. CopyrtQuiz. ELI7023. Creative Commons. A Fair(y) Use Tale. Copyright chart. The Educator's Guide to Copyright and Fair Use. Ethical Issues.