GeoEthics > Case Studies Collection

Case Studies and Activities Collection


Help

Results 1 - 10 of 21 matches

Presenting science to the public: The ethics of outreach
Joy Branlund, Southwestern Illinois College
Joy Branlund, Southwestern Illinois College Summary This case study involves class discussion about (a) the environmental concerns of developing a new industrial project (in this case, a new mine in Minnesota), ...

Ethics in Publishing
Cindy Palinkas, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Cindy Palinkas, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Summary This collection of case studies deals with ethics involved in publishing research in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Often, ...

Discovering the oil/plastics cycle
Lauren Sahl, Maine Maritime Academy
Lauren Sahl, Corning School of Ocean Studies, Maine Maritime Academy Summary Students examine a video clip showing dead albatross chicks with their guts full of plastics. They are asked to write down a list of all ...

Water Development: A Philosophical and Ethical Issue
Dexter Perkins, University of North Dakota-Main Campus
Dexter Perkins, University of North Dakota Summary This is a seven part module that deals with water development. The goal is to get students thinking about water development in terms of its appropriateness, and ...

Developing ethical and privacy sensitivity towards geocoded data
John Carr, University of New Mexico-Main Campus
John N Carr, University of New Mexico-Main Campus Summary This case study is intended to develop an awareness of the ethical and privacy implications for the creation, sharing, interpretation, and use of geocoded ...

Encountering geoscience issues in the popular press
Marian Buzon, University of Idaho
Marian Buzon, University of Idaho Summary Geoscientists (as do all scientists) have a duty to present facts to their audience, whether that audience is composed of other scientists or of the general public. Many ...

Geology in the City: Ethical Issues
Anne Marie Ryan, Dalhousie University
Anne Marie Ryan, Dalhousie University Summary This is a work in progress. We make decisions every day in our lives as earth scientists, many of which have ethical implications. In this activity, students apply ...

Ten Brief Cases With Ethical Issues
Vince Cronin, Baylor University
Vincent S. Cronin, Baylor University Summary Ten brief descriptions are provided of cases in which there appear to be ethical issues in the practice of geology. Most are drawn from engineering geology, but no ...

Setting the Context, Goals, Obligations and Commitments for a Course
Vince Cronin, Baylor University
Vincent S. Cronin, Baylor University Summary THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS. This activity is a way to begin a course with reflection by students about their extraordinary good fortune in being able to take advantage ...

Case of GMOs in Environmental Cleanup
Daniel Vallero, Duke University
Daniel Vallero, Duke University Summary This case represents various agendas, hidden and otherwise, that can come into play during environmental remediation. Context Audience: Teachers at a summer institute, ...

1 2 3 Next»