Citinzenship (ciudadanía) presentación y cuestionario

This is a singular and easy ppt (power point) about what  citinzenship means . I have used it with my class  and the results are quite good. The advantage of it is that  it is very  complete,   some  easy to understand definitions , some examples, some interesting quotes that are very useful to promote the discussion between the pupils, and, at the end, some questions directly made.

Ethic’s textbook on-line

This is an online  ethic’s textbook    that you can use in  parts  for different subjects. These are the contents and the website.

2.   Moral Development, Mores and Law
3.   Relativism
4.   Ethical Theories
5.   Teleological Theories: Egoism
6.   Teleological Theories: Utilitarianism
7.   Deontological Theories: Natural Law Theory
8.   Kantian Theory: the Categorical Imperative
9.   Rawls Theory: Justice as Fairness
10.  Post Modernism : Pragmatism
11.  Existentialism
12.  Feminism
13.  Relativism Reconsidered and Conclusion
14. Medicine and Health Care
15. Social Policy
16. Business
17. Computers and Technology

Use of technologies. Problemas con las nuevas tecnologías (ejercicio)

This is a little commentary about the  problems   of the new technologies.  There are some questions to evaluate pupil conprehension . I hope you enjoy it.
Este es un comentario de texto sobre los problemas que general las nuevas tecnologías. Contiene un pequeño cuestionario para evaluar la comprensión del alumno.

Nombre y apellidos



1 Write a title

2 Expose the principal ideas of the text

3 What are the principals problems that causes the new technologies?

4 Personal opinion.

Here is little doubt that the Internet represents the spearhead of the industrial revolution. I love new technologies and gadgets that promise new and better ways of doing things. I have many such gadgets myself and I even manage to use a few of them (though not without some pain).A new piece of technology is like a new relationship, fun and exciting at first, but eventually it requires some hard work to maintain, usually in the form of time and energy. I doubt technology’s promise to improve the quality of life and I am still surprised how time-distorting and dissociating the computer and the Internet can be for me, along with the thousands of people I’ve interviewed, studied and treated in my clinical practice. It seems clear that the Internet can be used and abused in a compulsive fashion, and that there are numerous psychological factors that contribute to the Internet’s power and appeal. It appears that the very same features that drive the potency of the Net are potentially habit-forming.

Technology, and most especially, computers and the Internet, seem to be at best easily overused/abused, and at worst, addictive. The combination of available stimulating content, ease of access, convenience, low cost, visual stimulation, autonomy, and anonymity—all contribute to a highly psychoactive experience. By psychoactive, that isRunning Head: Virtual Addiction

to say mood altering, and potentially behaviorally impacting. In other words these technologies affect the manner in which we live and love. It is my contention that some of these effects are indeed less than positive, and may contribute to various negative psychological effects.”

Kant’s ethics. Ética de Kant en ppt.

This is a power point  that aims to explain  Kant’s ethics and the principals points of his theory in an easy  way. I hope you can use it.   It was made by ALais, my  conversation assistant at the School. Thanks Alais.

Este es un Power POint de mi asistente de COnversación, Alais, que ha preparado para explicar, del modo más sencillo posible, las teoría ética de Kant

Triying to be useful. Intentando ser útil


TEngo que confesar algo: no soy bilingüe. Digo esto porque estoy seguro que cometeré múltiples errores gramaticales y de vocabulario mientras hago este blog. Tengo el famoso B2 desde hace dos años pero me decidí por el examen oral del Trinity (GESE). Esto significa que he probado mi capacidad para hablar Inglés de modo normal pero mi gramática no está al mismo nivel. Desde que soy un profesor de filosofía en un  instituto bilingüe me ha resultado difícil encontrar material didáctico de filosofía, de ética, de ciudadanía,… en Inglés para mis clases. Por eso me puse a elaborar este blog.  Lo haré a mi manera, esto significa que es un blog condicionado por una perspectiva muy personal de lo que yo necesito y veo útil para mis clases, con temas de actualidad que provoquen la reflexión y que aparezcan tanto en inglés como en español de modo que todo el mundo pueda acceder a él, sea bilingüe o no. Espero que os sea útil.

I have a confession to make: I am not bilingual. I say this because I’m sure that I will commit many errors in grammar and vocabulary while doing this blog. I have the famous B2 (two years ago) but I got it on the oral examination of Trinity (GESE). This means that I have proven my ability to speak English as normal but my grammar is not as good. Since I am a professor of philosophy at a bilingual school I have difficulty  finding  materials of philosophy, ethics, citizenship, … in  English for my classes. S I started to develop this blog. I’ll do it my way, this means that my blog is conditioned by a very personal perspective of what I need for my classes and what i think that is useful to  provoke reflection  in  English and Spanish so that everyone can access it, whether bilingual or not. Hope you find it useful.