Ethics in Science
This case study from New Zealand looks at the findings from three primary classrooms concerning the teaching and learning of ethics in science. The research explored the ways in which the three teachers used the Ethics in science planner (link included) to plan an ethical exploration with their students. Teachers reported positive results.
The Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science mission is to provide engineers, scientists, and science and engineering students with resources for understanding and addressing ethically significant problems that arise in their work, and to serve those who are promoting learning and advancing the understanding of responsible research and practice in science and engineering. Mainly for older students, this resource includes cases, scenarios, essays, and educational Resources.
To support ethics education and facilitate the integration of bioethics into traditional and non-traditional educational and professional settings, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission, 2009-2017) has developed pedagogical materials to facilitate easy access to the material in its reports by professors, instructors, practitioners, and the public.
The Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions (CSEP) at the Illinois Institute of Technology was established for the purpose of promoting education and scholarship relating to the professions. Among their many resources, they maintain an online collection of professional codes of ethics.
The national science frameworks, such as Project 2061 and NAS, view ethics as an important consideration if we view K-12 students seriously as authenic scientists.