NanoEthics 8 (3):217-225 (2014)

The article analyzes the integration of a module on nanotechnology, ethics, and policy into a required second-year social science course at a technological university. It investigates not simply the effectiveness of student learning about the technical aspects of nanotechnology but about how issues explored in an interdisciplinary social science course might influence student opinions about the potential of nanotechnology to benefit the developing world. The authors find a correlation between student opinions about the risks and benefits of nanotechnology for the developing world with their judgment of whether nanotechnology fits comparative, historical models for development
Keywords Ethics  Nanotechnology  Policy  Social science  Risk  Ethical issues related to nanotechnology  Development  Developing countries  Undergraduate education
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DOI 10.1007/s11569-014-0210-1
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