Saturday, June 7, 2014

Workshop 2014
Teaching GeoEthics Across the Geoscience Curriculum

June 10-13, 2014 

Chico Hot Springs, Pray, Montana (USA)

The IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics will attend the workshop. Susan Kieffer, IAPG Vice-President, is one of the conveners. Silvia Peppoloni, IAPG Secretary General will open the workshop with a keynote speech titled "Foundations of Geoethics" (MP3 Audio 28.6MB Jun 10 2014)Giuseppe Di Capua, IAPG treasurer, will take a speech on the IAPG and on Geoethics in Italy.

Here below some information on this workshop, from the website:

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: 
  • survey, aggregate, organize and disseminate the instructional resources that are currently available, 
  • 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 
  • 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
Sue Kieffer, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
John Geissman, University of Texas, Dallas
Daniel Vallero, Duke University
Shaun Taylor, Director of Course Development at 
Michael Reidy, Montana State University

Monica Bruckner, Science Education Resource Center (SERC)

This workshop is funded through the National Science Foundation Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE) program, grant number NSF 1338741. This workshop is also co-sponsored by the On the Cutting Edge program for geoscience faculty development (NSF TUES Phase III), and the InTeGrate - Interdisciplinary Teaching of Geoscience for a Sustainable Future program (NSF-STEP).


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