(Linnea Ista) wrote
>Would it have helped had I had a more formal grounding in gender
>At least for resources, definitely. I think if I had to do it again, it
>would be cool to team teach it with someone who *does* have a formal
>grounding in gender studies. But would I seek formal training
>my graduate career to teach just one class? I don't know if most
>universities, especially small ones, like the one that I was at, have
>resources to hire someone to teach just one class.
>>Just my $0.02
>Great topic, by the way!
I think Linnea makes a great point here and it immediately made me think
of the "Teaching Research Ethics" workshop I went to (because I'm
re-immersed in it at the moment). The idea was to take young scientists
and give them a brief but intensive introduction to what's out there in
"Science Ethics". We did a lot of reading pre-workshop, but the
resources we came away with (books, contacts, newsletters, reference
lists) were enough to make me feel confident to put together a course on
my own. I would never have enough time to formally pursue a degree in
scientific ethics just to teach a single course (there are people with
ethics training who specialize in science, and history training who
specialize in history of science ethics, etc) but this 4 day,
all-day-and-into-the-night-at-the-pub immersion in ethical theory and
practice was great.
I wonder if the same thing could be done with "women and science"? (I
see an NSF grant idea here for someone who wants to pursue it-the ethics
workshop is funded by NSF).
visiting grad student at
Texas A&M University
Department of Biological Sciences
College Station, TX 77843
"Evil is best defined as militant ignorance."
Dr. M. Scott Peck