It is important for government officials to be able to critically evaluate the thinking that should go into policy decisions, and to reflect on the complex moral issues that may arise.
In Values and Public Policy, you will explore how political philosophy can be used to inform and improve public policy decisions. You will examine the ethical considerations that policymakers must take into account, and consider practical dilemmas where government action may conflict with fundamental values.
You will explore new thinking in political philosophy and learn how to apply it to the real world of policymaking. This is an ideal course for those who want to make a difference and shape the future.
Enrol in our eight-week online course and understand how to make decisions that consider ethical implications.
This course will explore the different values that should be considered when making decisions about government policy. You will think critically about the trade-offs between different values and learn how to apply them to real-world situations.
There are five key themes explored in the course:
- Problem solving
During the course, you will learn by doing, with examples and activities you can use in your own work. These activities include simulations, knowledge checks, case studies, discussion forums, and/or exercises that are supported by a course facilitator.
By the end of the course, you will have a better understanding of the purpose of government and how it shapes our world.
Join a community of like-minded thinkers, learning new processes and gaining the skills to engage with complex policy issues when you enrol in Values and Public Policy.
Economics for Public Policy
If you are involved in public policy, you are likely to encounter professional economists and/or their reports. This course aims to introduce you to the language and concepts of economics for public policy and encourage you to become a critical consumer of economic analysis.