University of Washington (UW) High School Ethics Bowl

Program Information

Program NameUniversity of Washington (UW) High School Ethics Bowl
Partnership categoryExpanded Learning
Service TypesAfter school and youth development
Program DescriptionThe Washington State High School Ethics Bowl is a competition in which teams analyze a series of wide-ranging ethical dilemmas involving topics such as cheating, plagiarism, peer pressure, relationships, and abuse of social media. An Ethics Bowl is similar to debate, although in Ethics Bowls teams are not forced to take adversarial positions or to hold fast to an assigned perspective. Instead, students have a forum in which to engage in dialogue, and they are judged on the quality of their analysis and the degree to which they engage in a thoughtful, civil exchange. Judges for the Washington State High School Ethics Bowl are drawn from the local legal, education, and philosophical communities.