The need for interdisciplinary dialogue in developing ethical approaches to neuroeducational research

Neuroethics 5 (2):119-134 (2012)
This paper argues that many ethical issues in neuroeducational research cannot be appropriately addressed using the principles and guidance available in one of these areas alone, or by applying these in simple combination. Instead, interdisciplinary and public dialogue will be required to develop appropriate normative principles. In developing this argument, it examines neuroscientific and educational perspectives within three broad categories of ethical issue arising at the interface of cognitive neuroscience and education: issues regarding the carrying out of interdisciplinary research, the scrutiny and communication of findings and concepts, and the application of research and associated issues of policy likely to arise in the future. To help highlight the need for interdisciplinary and public discussion, we also report the opinions of a group of educators (comprising trainee teachers, teachers and head teachers) on the neuroeducational ethics of cognitive enhancing drugs, infant screening, genetic profiling and animal research.
Keywords Educational neuroscience  Neuroeducational research  Education  Cognitive enhancing drugs  Infant screening  Genetic profiling  Animal research
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DOI 10.1007/s12152-011-9101-0
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Jocelyn Downie & Jennifer Marshall (2007). Pediatric Neuroimaging Ethics. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 16 (02):147-160.
Alan I. Leshner (2005). It's Time to Go Public with Neuroethics. American Journal of Bioethics 5 (2):1 – 2.

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