Ethics should be taught alongside other subjects
Ethics should be taught alongside other subjects in school.
Success is very much driven by one's ethics. Ethical values have their importance in every sphere of our life. It is always important to practice good ethics from the formative age. We should instill ethical values into our habit to reap permanent benefits. We all spend quite a lot of time in school during our early age, so it is the best place to emulate good habits.
Ethical values are losing ground because of greed and violence. Also, there is a confusion between ethical and unethical behaviors. Beginning the ethical education at the dawn not dusk of our lives makes sense and school is the best place to inculcate such values. Not having such class in the curriculum is not doing any good. Students know how to earn but don't know how to live and behave in society. Ethics class won't be a formulaic affair, it will just deal with those values and behavior that are acceptable in society.
-Ethics can't be taught. They have no standard definition. Ethics mean different things to different people. Some think it is obeying rules and laws while others relate it to religious affairs etc.
-The best teacher can teach ethics by just being.
-Schools already have vast syllabus to cover and they should stick to their core area.
-Ethics are not taught explicitly in the schools but there are many moral stories in English and Hindi subjects that are embodiment of ethics.
-We are already being taught in school the importance of non violence, acceptability of sharing and unacceptability of bullying etc.
-Every school has its discipline to be followed by student, we just need to communicate the importance of discipline in our lives and not just force them to follow.
Although it is a great idea to have ethics class in school, but we already have so many moral building activities in school that extra class of ethics sound so boring. Ethics can't be taught explicitly, they can only be passed on through various activities like sports and other team work activities. We have all these activities in abundance in all schools.
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