Teaching Science and Ethics to Undergraduates: A Multidisciplinary Approach

TitleTeaching Science and Ethics to Undergraduates: A Multidisciplinary Approach
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsMcGowan, AH
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Volume19
Issue2
Pagination535 - 543
Date Published6/2013
ISSN Number14715546
KeywordsENGINEERING , Instructional , Instructional Methods , SCIENCE
AbstractThe teaching of the ethical implications of scientific advances in science courses for undergraduates has significant advantages for both science and non-science majors. The article describes three courses taught by the author as examples of the concept, and examines the disadvantages as well as the advantages. A significant advantage of this approach is that many students take the courses primarily because of the ethical component who would not otherwise take science. A disadvantage is less time in the course for the science; arguably, this is outweighed by the greater retention of the science when it is put into context.
DOI10.1007/s11948-011-9338-3
Short TitleSci Eng Ethics
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