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ERIC Number: EJ1116937
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0965-0792
Developing an "Ethics for Neuroscientists" Course: Between Emancipation, Practicality, and Postmodernity in Educational Action Research
Walther, Gerald
Educational Action Research, v24 n4 p571-582 2016
With the advances in neuroscience in the twenty-first century, there is an increased risk that this research could be used for non-peaceful purposes by state or non-state actors. The latter issue is generally referred to as the dual-use problem, which has created a heated debate among scientists and security experts about the duties and responsibilities of researchers where each side is reluctant to engage with the other in a cooperative manner. In order to break this stalemate, a project on how to improve ethics education for neuroscientists was carried out which led to the development of an open access, online 12-lecture module. This article discusses how the project followed an action research methodology. While theory proposes that action research can either deliver on a practical level or enable emancipation, the article will discuss how this research project managed to accomplish both. Furthermore, it draws on a critique of emancipation in the form of postmodern theory to discuss the emergence of power and its application.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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