The Role of Moral Reasoning on Socioscientific Issues and Discourse in Science Education / Edition 1by Dana L. Zeidler
Pub. Date: 12/22/2005
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
This is the first book to address moral reasoning and socioscientific discourse. It provides a theoretical framework to reconsider what a "functional view" of scientific literacy entails, by examining how nature of science issues, classroom discourse issues, cultural issues, and science-technology-society-environment case-based issues contribute to habits of mind… See more details below
This is the first book to address moral reasoning and socioscientific discourse. It provides a theoretical framework to reconsider what a "functional view" of scientific literacy entails, by examining how nature of science issues, classroom discourse issues, cultural issues, and science-technology-society-environment case-based issues contribute to habits of mind about socioscientific content. The text covers philosophical, psychological and pedagogical considerations underpinning moral reasoning, as well as the status of socioscientific issues in science education.
- Springer Netherlands
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- Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education Series, #19
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- 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)
Table of ContentsAcknowledgements. Introduction; N.G. Lederman. Section I: Moral Reasoning. 1. The Role of Moral Reasoning and the Status of Socioscientific Issues in Science Education; D.L. Zeidler, M. Keefer. Section II: Nature of Science Issues. 2. Socioscientific Issues in Pre-college Science Classrooms; F. Abd-El-Khalick. 3. Exploring the Role of NOS Understandings in Decision-Making; R.L. Bell. 4. Beliefs in the Nature of Science and Responses to Socioscientific Issues; M.L. Simmons, D.L. Zeidler. Section III: Classroom Discourse Issues. 5. The Role of Argument During Discourse about Socioscientific Issues; D.L. Zeidler, J. Osborne, S. Erduran, S. Simon, M. Monk. 6. Integrating Science Education and Character Education; M.W. Berkowitz, P. Simmons. 7. The Assessment of Argumentation and Explanation; R. Duschl. Section IV: Cultural Issues. 8. Morality, Spirituality and Science in the Elementary Classroom; K. Witz, N. MacGregor. 9. Recognizing and Solving Ethical Dilemmas in Diverse Science Classrooms; C.C. Loving, S.W. Lowy, C. Martin. 10. The Morality of Inclusive Verses Exclusive Settings; J.R. McGinnis. Section V: Science-Technology-Society-Environment Social and Case-Based Issues. 11. Teaching Science, Technology, Society and Environment (STSE) Education; E. Pedretti. 12. Moral Reasoning and Case-based Approaches to Ethical Instruction in Science; M. Keefer. 13. Scientific Errors, Atrocities, and Blunders; T.D. Sadler, D.L. Zeidler. Section VI: Concluding Remarks. 14. Unifying Themes in Moral Reasoning on Socioscientific Issues and Discourse; D.L. Zeidler, J. Lewis. Notes on the Contributing Authors.
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