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ERIC Number: EJ946551
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1477-8785
Science, Ethics and Education
Elgin, Catherine
Theory and Research in Education, v9 n3 p251-263 Nov 2011
An overarching epistemological goal of science is to develop a comprehensive, systematic, empirically grounded understanding of nature. Two obstacles stand in the way: (1) Nature is enormously complicated. (2) Findings are fallible: no matter how well established a conclusion is, it still might be wrong. To pursue this goal in light of the obstacles, science incorporates ethical values. These values are not mere means; their realization is integral to the sort of understanding that science embodies. The recognition of these values should be incorporated into science education. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A