Teaching Science at the University Level: What About the Ethics?

TitleTeaching Science at the University Level: What About the Ethics?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsGilmer, PJ
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Publication Languageeng
AbstractThis article describes a section of an interdisciplinary course called "Science, Technology and Society." The section of the course, entitled. 'Societal Impact on Science and Technology," includes the topics Misconduct in Science, Scientific Freedom and Responsibility, and the Use of Human Subjects in Research. Students in the course become aware not only of the science itself, but also of the process of sciences, some aspects of the history of science, the social responsibilities of scientists, and the ethical issues of science. Teaching techniques include the instructor sharing experiences as a scientist with the students, sharing books and resources with students, utilizing current courses of information like the weekly "Science Times," inviting guest speakers, and utilizing portfolios to assess student learning.
NotesCover Date: April 1995.Source Info: 1(2), 173-180. Language: English. Journal Announcement: 31-1. Subject: ETHICS; FREEDOM; MISCONDUCT; SCIENCE; TEACHING; UNIVERSITY. Update Code: 20090226.
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