ERIC Number: ED413834
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug-31
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Research Ethics. A Workshop at Indiana University.
Pimple, Kenneth D.
This report describes the project, "Teaching Research Ethics: A Workshop at Indiana University," an annual, intensive workshop designed to help university research scientists integrate the teaching of the responsible conduct of research into their curricula. The project worked closely with the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, an alliance of major midwestern research universities. Over 3 years almost 90 faculty members received intensive training in ethical theory, substantive issues in research ethics, and pedagogical techniques for teaching the responsible conduct of research. Project evaluation included pre- and post-workshop participant surveys in the first year; detailed workshop evaluations by participants every year; a report by an external evaluator annually, and sessions on assessment of student learning at each workshop. The project produced an annotated bibliography that was made available on the World Wide Web and a newsletter entitled "Trends" for workshop participants. Additional products included "Case Builder," a HyperCard stack designed to make it easy to test and modify interactive case studies and a booklet of materials, "Moral Reasoning in Scientific Research: Cases for Teaching and Assessment," for teaching and assessing moral reasoning. Appendices include the 1997 workshop evaluation, 1997 external evaluator's report, and the results of a poll on "Moral Reasoning in Scientific Research." (JLS)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Curriculum Development, Ethical Instruction, Ethics, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Moral Development, Moral Values, Research Projects, Research Universities, Science and Society, Scientific Research, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Workshops, Values Education, World Wide Web
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions.