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Cautionary Tales: Ethics and Case Studies in Science

    Author: Clyde Freeman Herreid1
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    Affiliations: 1: Department of Biological Sciences, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260
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    • Published 15 December 2014
    • Corresponding author. Mailing address: Department of Biological Sciences, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260. Phone: 716-645-4900. Fax: 716-645-2975. E-mail: Herreid@Buffalo.edu.
    • ©2014 Author(s). Published by the American Society for Microbiology.
    Source: J. Microbiol. Biol. Educ. December 2014 vol. 15 no. 2 208-212. doi:10.1128/jmbe.v15i2.761
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    Abstract:

    Ethical concerns are normally avoided in science classrooms in spite of the fact that many of our discoveries impinge directly on personal and societal values. We should not leave the ethical problems for another day, but deal with them using realistic case studies that challenge students at their ethical core. In this article we illustrate how case studies can be used to teach STEM students principles of ethics.

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Abstract:

Ethical concerns are normally avoided in science classrooms in spite of the fact that many of our discoveries impinge directly on personal and societal values. We should not leave the ethical problems for another day, but deal with them using realistic case studies that challenge students at their ethical core. In this article we illustrate how case studies can be used to teach STEM students principles of ethics.

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