CONTENT & SKILLS GAINED

WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT

The complex human experience that we all go through is made more human and equitable by the philosophical framework of ethics and its practical application through the legal and professional structures set up to make sure that we respect and care for our fellow humans. But ethics are not universal; different cultures and countries have diverse ethical frameworks that feed into the culture and, thus, influence the citizens, which in turn influence the structures that make up that society. Discover the relationships between our ethical frameworks and the power of empathy as a tool for building change! This course unpacks contemporary philosophical and practical applications to ethics and ethical conduct (specifically through the lens of social change and sustainability) and explores the visceral and cognitive experience of empathy.

WHAT YOU WILL UNCOVER IN THIS COURSE

  • Develop a critical understanding of the 5 Es, as well as understand how you developed your current ethical framework and empathetic approach.

  • Understand how empathy and ethics tie in to design, implementation, and activation outcomes.

  • Uncover the relationship of ethical frameworks implemented across various generations, nationalities, and professions to understand the importance of reflecting on ethics in our work.

  • Feel comfortable using your individual ethical and empathetic structures in your personal and professional lives alike.

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

Available for this course

Certificates are issued by the UnSchool (using third party certifier Accredible.com) upon successful and demonstrable completion of all course elements. Accredible uses bank-level encryption and blockchain logging to ensure legitimacy and verification, and offers easy to share credentials that you can receive as a downloadable PDF, share on LinkedIn and other digital platforms. Accredible also allows you to control your own data via their credential portal, accessible for free when you receive any certificates or badges.

Dr. Leyla Acaroglu

Instructor Bio:

Sustainability provocateur, award-winning designer, 2016 UNEP Champion of the Earth, and creative changemaker pioneer, Dr. Leyla Acaroglu challenges people to think differently about how the world works. As the founder of the UnSchool and creator of the Disruptive Design Method, Leyla weaves together her skills as a designer, sociologist, and social entrepreneur to create highly immersive educative experiences. She is a renowned international expert on systems thinking and sustainability, running workshops around the world and designing activating experiences, gamified toolkits, and unique educational experiences that help equip people with the tools to intervene and change systems to make the status quo obsolete. Sought after for her unique approach to activating positive social change by design, Leyla's main-stage TED talk on sustainability has been viewed over a million times, and she is the author of several handbooks, as well as an op ed contributor for major publications like the New York Times.

Dr. Leyla Acaroglu

UnSchool Founder + Global Change Maker

COURSE CONTENT

  • 01

    Welcome

  • 02

    Part 1: What are Ethics?

  • 03

    Part 2: Ethics in Everyday Life

    • Read: Ethics in Everyday Life

    • Video: Ethics in Everyday Life

    • Read: Integrity

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Watch: Integrity

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Read: Personal Ethics

    • Activity: Personal Code of Conduct Worksheet

    • Read: Ethical Dilemmas

    • Activity: Moral Reasoning

    • Activity: Change Daily Choices

    • Knowledge Check: Ethics in Everyday Life

  • 04

    Part 3: What is Empathy?

    • Read: About Empathy

    • Watch: Empathy

    • Read: The Downside of Empathy

    • Read: Mirror Neurons

    • Watch: The Empathic Civilisation

    • Activity: Empathy Impact

    • Knowledge Check: Empathy

  • 05

    Part 4: Ethics and Empathy as Design Tools

    • Read: Design Tools

    • Watch: Ethics and Empathy as Design Tools

    • Read: Human-Centered Design

    • Read: Empathy Map

    • Read: Empathy in Research

    • Read: Ethical Research Practices

    • Watch: Doing Good Research

    • Ethical Leadership

    • Knowledge Check: Ethics and Empathy as Design Tools

  • 06

    Part 5: Practical Tools for Empathy Building

    • Read: Practical Tools for Empathy Building

    • Watch: Practical Tools for Empathy Building

    • Read: Empathy Building Tools

    • Read: Emotional Intelligence

    • Knowledge Check: Empathy Building

  • 07

    Completion

    • Tying It All Together

    • Additional Resources and Links

    • A Message From Leyla

  • 08

    Completion Certificate

    • Complete the Final Ethics & Empathy Knowledge Check Quiz

    • Get your certificate of completion!

  • 09

    Next Steps

    • Learn More

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT UNSCHOOL PROGRAMS

“Wow. Awesome. Amazing. Leyla is a synapse - with her energy, passion, knowledge and humour, she ignites every neuron in the audience, and frees people to think and design sustainably”

Trish Hyde

“Coming to the UnSchool was mind-blowing. It was so exciting to look at things through a different set of eyes and see how I could apply what I learned to my professional and personal life.”

Craig Scott

“It was amazing to meet so many talented people that have amazing jobs, ideas and hearts, that remind me that together we can make a big difference in this world.”

Icnelly Pineda

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