Life and Death: Mysteries and Meanings

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Have you ever encountered any matters of life and death? Do they have any meanings to you? Are they mysteries that you could never understand? Or are there any facts about them yet to be uncovered? Are you prepared if they happen unexpectedly in your life? How would you understand them?

If you have ever thought about these questions, this course is for you.

This course begins with a micro-movie presenting a case of fatal traffic accident with a family. You will start reflecting matters of life and death from the perspectives of different family roles. You will then expand your understanding through the journey from birth through ageing and illnesses to death, which forms the core components of this course. An immersive card game and polling questions are designed to articulate and share your own viewpoints. This course will amaze you with diverse interpretations and answers to these perennial questions. This introductory course...

Have you ever encountered any matters of life and death? Do they have any meanings to you? Are they mysteries that you could never understand? Or are there any facts about them yet to be uncovered? Are you prepared if they happen unexpectedly in your life? How would you understand them?

If you have ever thought about these questions, this course is for you.

This course begins with a micro-movie presenting a case of fatal traffic accident with a family. You will start reflecting matters of life and death from the perspectives of different family roles. You will then expand your understanding through the journey from birth through ageing and illnesses to death, which forms the core components of this course. An immersive card game and polling questions are designed to articulate and share your own viewpoints. This course will amaze you with diverse interpretations and answers to these perennial questions. This introductory course also prepares you for another advanced course in applied ethics.

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Gainor Tomokiyo

10/10 starsCompleted
10 months, 2 weeks ago
The course content was diverse. Material covered was geared to encourage discussion. The movie clip set the tone for precariousness in life situations that were believable.The interactive game cards helped me to accept a different viewpoint without being judgmental.
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Juliana Hida

10/10 starsCompleted
10 months, 2 weeks ago
The course content is very well framed. Even though such a broad discussion, the topics of the content are well identified. They are viewed from different angles, giving different perspectives and takes on. None of them is imposing. The aim is, I believe, not to give answers, but to encourage thinking and provoke debate within oneself. In line with this, the instructors are neutral and unbiased in the way they relate. I'm looking forward to seeing this course being offered again. Thank you!
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10/10 starsCompleted
10 months, 2 weeks ago
The course content was fascinating. The instructor was sometimes difficult to understand, but very informative. The questions were deeply thought-provoking -- I loved the discussion forums and reading the responses of others.
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The course content was very well thought out, structured in a way that brought the student from the detail of an issue to its macro view without causing conflict or confusion. The separation of fact from perception throughout the course was very well managed. The non-judgemental approach by the lecturers was also crucial. Once the student had the full facts on an issue, it left the student to make up their own minds on without any influence from the lecturers. A truly inspirational and thought-provoking course - many thanks indeed for creating it. I feel privileged to have done the course.
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Juliane Ito

10/10 starsCompleted
1 year ago
I found this very helpful and thought provoking, it was just what I was looking for. It's well organized and enjoyable!
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Wojtek Laskowski

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1 year ago
I imagine, that the authors of this MOOC are proud of their work. And they should be. It's amazingly well organized and very thought provoking. I appreciate this work and encourage everyone to take a chance to learn from it.
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