Science, Ethics, Education and Religion: Connecting and Disconnecting

  • John BryantEmail author
Part of the Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education book series (CTISE, volume 48)


In this chapter, we discuss the ethical issues that arise in both the practice and application of science. The place of these issues in the school curricula for science and RE (especially at Key Stage 4, ages 14–16) is examined. Focussing more specifically on bioethics, two ‘start-of-life’ case studies are presented. These are starting points for discussion of how ethical decisions are made in this area and the role of religion in the decision making.


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  1. 1.BiosciencesUniversity of ExeterExeterUK

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