ERIC Number: ED469627
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jul
Teaching Ethical Issues in Science.
This paper presents a study that investigates the teaching and learning aspects of controversial issues in science education. Teaching ethical issues is mandatory for science teachers in England; however, teachers may experience difficulties in exploring contemporary issues in science due to rapid and unpredictable changes. The study carries an exploratory nature and was conducted with the participation of (n=29) students where they were asked to answer three questions: (a) How do you think a "designer baby" is made? (b) What do you think a test-tube baby is? and (c) Some people think parents should have the right to choose things like the sex or eye color of their baby, what are your thoughts? Results indicate that teaching ethical and social issues raises issues in the instructional effectiveness of teachers. (Contains 11 references.) (YDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Rethinking Science and Technology Education To Meet the Demands of Future Generations in a Changing World. International Organization for Science and Technology Education (IOSTE) Symposium Proceedings (10th, Foz do Iguacu, Parana, Brazil, July 28-August 2, 2002). Volumes I [and] II; see SE 066 752.