Ethics & Dragons
A partnership with Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Libraries
The Cincinnati Ethics Center (CEC), in partnership with the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Libraries (CHPL), is proud to present a core program for kids ages 11-18. The Ethics & Dragons (E&D) program combines the traditional tabletop role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons (D&D), with philosophical and moral reasoning concepts in the context of a game.
Through gamified discussion, decision making, and group reflection students develop key abilities like:
- Asking thoughtful questions about the world,
- An awareness of multiple perspectives on issues,
- Reasoning skills
The best part is that the students are so distracted having fun and learning how to play D&D that they have no idea that they are developing these crucial skills.
Spring 2024 Calendar
January 22 – April 14 *
Building a sense of community takes time and shared history. Making friends can be difficult at a young age but participating in the Ethics & Dragons program makes it easier. Based on observation, we have seen introverted kids bloom like a flower given MiracleGro. Other kids bring their friends along and deepen their preexisting connection.
No matter the circumstances, we strive to create a safe space for kids to have fun, learn how to play D&D, and stretch their reasoning skills. Therefore, any child who participates in three of our adventure sessions at any library will earn an ECLUB T-shirt.