Toolkit Library/

The importance of ethical decision making in the age of technology

While our ethical decision-making (Practice M2) must be informed by truth, having the ability to analyze vast quantities of data does not in itself ensure that we have access to the truth. Our values (Practice M1) must inform the way we collect and study data. Biased data can lead to biased decision-making and to a host of unintended social consequences (Practice P2). Seeking the truth means remaining skeptical of the capacity of the data we collect to tell the complete truth about the world. As UCLA economist Shohini Kundu says in this TED Talk, in ethical decision-making, we need to “have all the facts, but also have the wisdom to know which ones to apply.”

   Video

   14 minutes

   By: Shohini Kundu, TEDx

   Leader-prep | Lifelong learners


Making connections:

Principled Innovation asks us to work with others and recognize the limits of our own knowledge so that we can better understand and tackle the complex issues our communities face.

More on this topic:

Divergent thinking

  Video

  35 minutes

  By: Principled Innovation™ (PI)

Can you boost your creativity?

  Video

  3 minutes

  By: PBS

K-5 Card Deck Activity: Critical thinking

  Tool

  30 minutes

  By: Principled Innovation™ (PI)

Visualize and build a prototype

  Tool

  120 minutes

  By: The Learning Accelerator

K-5 Card Deck Activity: Intellectual character

  Tool

  15 minutes

  By: Principled Innovation™ (PI)

Access our collection of +200 learning materials

PI toolkit library