Developing an Effective Science Ethics Education Program: A Socioscientific Issues-based Approach

Authors: 
Hyemin Han and Changwoo Jeong
Publication Year: 
2012
Publication date: 
November/2012

This study attempts to design an effective science ethics education program for high-school and university level students who are majoring in natural sciences or engineering. The overall structure of our educational program focuses on the socioscientific issues-based approach and theories and topics of science, technology and society (STS). To measure the effects of this program, we apply a semi-structured questionnaire before and after semester. The questionnaire assesses students’ development in moral judgment and epistemological beliefs on natural sciences and technology.