Friday, February 7, 2014

Teaching GeoEthics Across the Geoscience Curriculum


The Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College (SERC)
10-13 June 2014
Chico Hot Springs, Pray, Montana (USA)

This workshop will explore the many dimensions of ethics education for the geosciences (GeoEthics). A major goal of this workshop is to begin to develop a community of scholars interested in developing a GeoEthics curriculum for use in geoscience courses at all levels. The workshop is designed to bring together innovators and early adopters to: 

a) survey, aggregate, organize and disseminate the instructional resources that are currently available, 
b) create a collection of case studies on GeoEthics that can be used in introductory courses, embedded into "core" courses for geoscience majors, or in dedicated courses on GeoEthics, and 
c) expand the network of colleagues who are interested in including a GeoEthics component in their own course work. 

The workshop is limited to 35 participants and we encourage those from the geoscience research and education communities, as well as the STEM ethics education community to apply.

Workshop Conveners

David Mogk, Montana State University (IAPG member)

Sue Kieffer, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Vice President of the IAPG-International Association for Promoting Geoethics)

John Geissman, University of Texas, Dallas

Daniel Vallero, Duke University

Shaun Taylor, Director of Course Development at 

Michael Reidy, Montana State University

More info

This workshop is funded through the National Science Foundation Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE) program, grant number NSF 1338741.

Message for the US colleagues from the IAPG Vice President, Prof. Susan Kieffer.

Dear colleague (with apologies to those who may have already registered for the workshop):
I am contacting you as a U.S. member of the IAPG to call attention to the workshop of the above title in Bozeman Montana this June. We hope that you will consider coming, and are also requesting your help in publicizing the workshop amongst your colleagues. We are particularly interested in finding people from other disciplines (e.g., biology, ecology, engineering...) who might lend experience/perspectives. 
Here is the WWW site for the workshop:

Thank you in advance for consideration!
Sue Kieffer