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The Importance of Formative Assessment in Science and Engineering Ethics Education: Some Evidence and Practical Advice.
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PMID:  23338793     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Recent research in ethics education shows a potentially problematic variation in content, curricular materials, and instruction. While ethics instruction is now widespread, studies have identified significant variation in both the goals and methods of ethics education, leaving researchers to conclude that many approaches may be inappropriately paired with goals that are unachievable. This paper speaks to these concerns by demonstrating the importance of aligning classroom-based assessments to clear ethical learning objectives in order to help students and instructors track their progress toward meeting those objectives. Two studies at two different universities demonstrate the usefulness of classroom-based, formative assessments for improving the quality of students' case responses in computational modeling and research ethics.
Matthew W Keefer; Sara E Wilson; Harry Dankowicz; Michael C Loui
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-22
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Title:  Science and engineering ethics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1471-5546     ISO Abbreviation:  Sci Eng Ethics     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9516228     Medline TA:  Sci Eng Ethics     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Educational Psychology, Research and Evaluation, University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, 63121, USA,
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