Improving Epistemological Beliefs and Moral Judgment through an STS-Based Science Ethics Education Program

Authors: 
Hyemin Han & Jeong, C.
Publication Year: 
2014
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Science and Engineering Ethics 20(1), 197-220. DOI: 10.1007/s11948-013-9429-4.

This study develops a Science–Technology–Society (STS)-based science ethics education program for high school students majoring in or planning to major in science and engineering. Our education program includes the fields of philosophy, history, sociology and ethics of science and technology, and other STS-related theories. We expected our STS-based science ethics education program to promote students’ epistemological beliefs and moral judgment development. These psychological constructs are needed to properly solve complicated moral and social dilemmas in th