Developing Capacities for Teaching Responsible Science in by The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Bibliotheca

By The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Bibliotheca Alexandrina, National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Board on Life Sciences, Committee on Developing a Framework for an International Faculty Development Project on Education About R

Spurred on via new discoveries and fast technological advances, the skill for all times technological know-how study is increasing around the globe—and with it comes matters concerning the accidental affects of study at the actual and organic surroundings, human health and wellbeing, or the planned misuse of data, instruments, and methods to reason damage. This document describes efforts to handle twin use concerns via constructing institutes all over the world that may aid existence sciences college learn how to educate in regards to the in charge behavior of technology. in keeping with the winning nationwide Academies summer time Institute for Undergraduate Biology schooling and on past NRC experiences on potent tools for educating approximately twin use matters, the report's authoring committee designed a basic framework for the school institutes and selected the center East-North Africa (MENA) area to check a prototype college institute.

In September 2012, the 1st Institute was once held in Aqaba, Jordan, bringing jointly 28 contributors from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, and Yemen to have interaction with powerful, evidence-based instructing tools, increase curricular fabrics to be used of their personal school rooms, and turn into neighborhood leaders on twin use and comparable issues. Developing Capacities for instructing dependable technological know-how within the MENA sector: Refashioning medical Dialogue bargains insights from the institute that would assist in the layout and implementation of destiny courses within the MENA sector, and in different components of the realm.

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One-minute papers engage students in articulating their knowledge about a topic or applying their knowledge to another situation. By writing their answer in one minute, students need to evaluate the most important and relevant components of their argument. Pre/post questions can take many forms, including one-minute papers or clicker questions. They engage students in thinking critically about a specific question or problem. By comparing pre/post responses, students evaluate whether and why their answers changed during the class period.

Question: What does a plant need to survive Case study and decision making Read the following case. Write a paragraph to explain what the patient should do next. Justify your recommendation with biological reasons. Case: A patient expressed eye irritation, which the doctor diagnosed as conjunctivitis. Antibiotic treatment alleviated the symptoms within a few days, but the symptoms returned two weeks later. The doctor recommended taking antibiotics again. Cases engage students in solving a problem in a real-life context.

The report concludes that:     Researchers have the primary responsibility for maintaining standards of responsible research and should agree on the standards to be observed in multidisciplinary collaborations. Research institutions should develop clear definitions and rules about responsible conduct and foster an environment of integrity, including the establishment of effective mechanisms for addressing allegations of misconduct. Institutions and agencies should support responsible, high-quality work through funding practices that emphasize quality over quantity of results.

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