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The Theory, Practice, and Future of Ethics Education in Science

Abstract The landscape of science education is changing. Scientific research and the academy are both becoming increasingly complex, competitive, interdisciplinary, and international. Many federal research agencies, scientific professional societies, and science educators seem to agree on the importance of strong ethics education to help young scientists navigate this increasingly craggy terrain. But, what actually should be done? When it comes to teaching ethics to future scientists, is the apparent current emphasis on basic responsible conduct of research (RCR) sufficient, or should moral theory also be taught in science ethics education? In this thesis I try engage this question by focusing on an existing, related debate on whether moral theory s... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Milleson, Valerye Michelle (Author) / Robert, Jason (Advisor) / Herkert, Joseph (Committee member) / Ellison, Karin (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Philosophy of education / Ethics / Philosophy of science / education / ethics / moral theory / philosophy / professional / science
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 62 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Biology 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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