Developing Ethical Science Trough Education
Is science value-free? Or is it valuable only for the scientists? Does someone have ethical or moral obligations for the knowledge they have? If education is defined as a process of “teaching” knowledge, what kind of knowledge should be taught? What function does education have in regards to science? Does education have a role in determining the direction and shade of science in the future? By using philosophical critical analysis, this study describes the concept map of ethics in science, the procedure of developing ethical science, and the construction of functions and roles of education in the development of science. Science does not only have pragmatic values, but the process should also follow the applicable ethics. Science, through the actors, must be able to consider the ethical values or aspects of the development of science itself. Scientists, including educators, need not only to share scientific facts and information with the society, but also to explain the use-values, impacts, and expectations carried by science.