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ERIC Number: EJ1048758
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1449-6313
The Use of Ethical Frameworks for Implementing Science as a Human Endeavour in Year 10 Biology
Yap, Siew Fong; Dawson, Vaille
Teaching Science, v60 n4 p17-33 Dec 2014
This research focuses on the use of ethical frameworks as a pedagogical model for socio-scientific education in implementing the "Science as a Human Endeavour" (SHE) strand of the Australian Curriculum: Science in a Year 10 biology class in a Christian college in metropolitan Perth, Western Australia. Using a case study approach, a mixed method data collection and action research, analyses of students' beliefs/values/attitudes and achievement outcomes in critical thinking, ethical reasoning and decision-making skills were evaluated accordingly. This research confirms that the use of ethical frameworks can be effective in engaging students and developing informal reasoning and decision-making skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia