Mathematics, Science and Technology
Laboratory experiments are a key aspect of science education. However, they do have risks, and accidents do happen. Science educators have a duty of care, which includes duty of instruction. One tool that can be leveraged for duty of instruction is course rubrics. Including clear safety criteria in the rubric operationalizes the duty of care and allows students to clearly understand safety expectations and competencies. Specifically, the use of organizing schemes such as RAMP (recognize hazards, assess risks, minimize risks, prepare for emergencies) in rubrics can provide clear communication to students.
Journal of College Science Teaching
National Science Teaching Association
Scholarly Commons Citation
Faulconer, E. (2023). Operationalizing the Duty of Care Through Rubrics. Journal of College Science Teaching, 51(6). Retrieved from https://commons.erau.edu/publication/2123