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Department: Master of Education
Module Description: This module aims to provide students with an overview of ethics, moral reasoning and critical thinking skills in science education. Major theories of moral reasoning, such as Kohlberg’s and others, will be studied with their connections to science education. Also, common fallacies in students’ everyday reasoning will be discussed. Students will understand major theories and principles related to critical thinking, moral reasoning, and ethics; and how they relate to schooling and science teaching and learning. Students will be introduced to the standards of reasoning to develop proficiency in use of critical thinking and moral reasoning; grasp the relationship between intellectual and moral integrity; and how to assess moral reasoning in science education.
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