Thank you for your interest in the upcoming SEER Center Workshops.
June 22, 2017
Dr. Cameron Brewer, assistant professor of philosophy at Central Connecticut State, has offered to lead a workshop about strategies for incorporating ethical discussions into ecology, environmental science, and other science courses. He currently co-teaches an honors course on environmental ethics using invasive species as a theme and a course on philosophy of science. His interest in highlighting the ethical responsibilities of scientists has led him to develop case studies of individuals (mainly politicians) making large-scale societal decisions without using the available scientific data.
RSVP to Peggy Brickman (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you plan to drop in for either or both sessions.
Introduction to Teaching Bioethics
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Room 145 Science Learning Center
Dr. Brewer will introduce himself and provide an overview of some of the projects he has used to teach bioethics. All participants will be encouraged to discuss the types of topics they are interested in as a starting point, and then Dr. Brewer will discuss strategies for integrating content and projects. Participants will use the remaining time to view reading materials on Google drive and select projects for their own courses.
Incorporating Bioethics into Science Classes
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Room 326 Biological Sciences Building
In this session, instructors will collaborate to develop teaching materials for their courses.