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STEM Ed Announcement: TEACHING ETHICS IN THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES



This is a UMass Amherst event.
 Contact information is below.
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 TEACHING ETHICS IN THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES: APPROACHES AND DILEMMAS
 
 Dr. Sarah Barrett
 
 Associate Professor, Faculty of Education 
 York University, Ontario, Canada
 
 Date:	Thursday, March 6th, 2014
 Time: 	4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 Location: 	Furcolo 225
 
 Within education research, ethics can be categorized either as
 content to be taught or the manner with which students, teachers and
 administrators interact with each other.  But what does it mean to
 make ethics an explicit part of an education in the physical
 sciences? Four case studies of new chemistry, physics and mathematics
 teachers illustrate that the key to engaging with the question lies
 in being clear about purpose: Is the goal social reproduction or
 social reconstruction?
 
 Sarah Barrett, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of
 Education, York University, Ontario, Canada. Her research centers on
 the impact that the core beliefs and values of teachers have on
 classroom practice. Identity and professional culture are central
 themes in her work. She has authored several articles on teachers'
 professional culture, teacher education and teacher identity and
 presented at several national and international conferences. Her
 current research revolves around the ways in which new science
 teachers integrate social justice and ethical issues into their
 teaching - especially in the physical sciences.

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