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Teaching ethical aspects of science - is cross-curricular collaboration the answer?

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Ethical analysis was an important feature of a ‘collapsed day’ programme in which science and humanities teachers collaborated in producing a novel and interesting event for Key Stage 4 pupils on social and ethical aspects of genetics. Pupils valued the opportunity to learn more about genetics and ethical implications and share views. Teachers of science and humanities valued the opportunity to share expertise with each other and promote pupils’ engagement with a socio-scientific issue. However, further professional development should be available for teachers across disciplines to deal with ethical analysis effectively.

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Ratcliffe, Mary, Harris, Richard and McWhirter, Jenny (2004) Teaching ethical aspects of science - is cross-curricular collaboration the answer? School Science Review, 86, (315), pp. 39-44.

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Published date: December 2004
Keywords: science education, socio-scientific issues, ethics of bio-medical science

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Local EPrints ID: 58251
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/58251
ISSN: 0036-6811
PURE UUID: d0169187-b203-4489-aa59-d9c4f78ea7ef

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Date deposited: 12 Aug 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:27

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Author: Mary Ratcliffe
Author: Richard Harris
Author: Jenny McWhirter

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