Friday, October 1, 2010

Moral reasoning in genetics education

By: Parag Chowdhury
Paul van der Zande, Mieke Brekelmans, Jan D Vermunt and Arend Jan Waarlo (2009) Moral reasoning in genetics education, Journal of Biological Education, 44, 31-36

An interesting study where the researchers demonstrate that intuition and emotion play a role in our reasoning when students are confronted with moral dilemmas. The authors suggest that incorporating intuition and emotion into moral reflection is a rather new idea in the educational world, where rational reasoning is preferred.

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