Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 5(6), pp. 1014 - 1020
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050614
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An Analysis of Theories Related to Experiential Learning for Practical Ethics in Science and Technology


Suma Parahakaran 1,2,*
1 Sathya Sai Academy, Malaysia
2 Singapore Academy of Educational Excellence (SAEE), Singapore

ABSTRACT

Learners in higher education are self -driven to attain goals and objectives of what is required by the Universities for career prospects in the fields of Sciences and Technology. This paper analyses theories of experiential learning which will contribute to implementation of Ethical behaviors in science and technology towards citizenship learning. This paper will focus on the theoretical aspects of the conceptions of learning, cultural implications of learning, how different types of knowledge contributes to learning and analyses why such knowledge and learning is insufficient to meet long term sustenance in life. Educational aims for sustenance of life through theories and practice have been discussed in ancient texts and education requires the re- integration of Ethics in all disciplines, particularly in Science and Technology. Education for higher order thinking emphasizes on creating discriminative skills, critical thinking, implementing knowledge as reflective practitioners and for the progress of society. The review and analysis of Experiential Learning theories [1, 2, 3, 4] and its contribution to practical ethics is discussed in this paper. The emphasis on knowledge and skills are explained by theorists and this paper discusses how the theories can be implemented in critical pedagogy for practical ethics related to the fields of Science and Technology at the tertiary level.

KEYWORDS
Practical Ethics, Science and Technology, Experiential Learning, Culture and Learning Theories

Cite this paper
Suma Parahakaran . "An Analysis of Theories Related to Experiential Learning for Practical Ethics in Science and Technology." Universal Journal of Educational Research 5.6 (2017) 1014 - 1020. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050614.