of the Faculty of Science will be able to create new knowledge and understanding
through the process of developing their perspectivel skills.
Ethical Perspective involves the awareness of the social and interpersonal
implications of your actions, including the impact of scientific and technological
development on society and the environment. It requires knowledge of your
legal and moral obligations to your personal and professional community,
including an understanding of the ethical standards of your profession.
An ethical perspective requires the Background Perspectives of sensitivity
to another person's feelings, awareness and respect
for their views and practices, and empathy with
Professional Scientific Perspective is concerned with your role as a science-literate
member of society, and as a professional in a science-related field. This
perspective involves an appreciation of the impact of science on society
and the environment. It requires the Background Perspectives of awareness
of sustainable practices, cultural diversity and professional ethics,
and a responsibility to behave according
to professional standards.
Personal Perspective involves a sense of your personal identity and your
role in a larger group, including the attitudes, beliefs and sensitivities
held by you and by others. It requires the Background Perspectives of
awareness of your individuality and role in society,
sensitivity and empathy
for others, and responsibility for your
- An ability
to be answerable for your own behaviour and decisions.
- An ability
to take personal accountability for a course of action, guided by your
own knowledge, imagination and ethical principles.
- An ability
to act independently of guidance.
and Empathy is:
receptive to the attitudes, feelings and circumstances of others.
with and understanding another person's situation, feelings, and motives.
- A compassionate
awareness of the suffering or difficulties of another.
- an awareness of social interactions, values, ideals, customs and beliefs
that affect interpersonal interactions
- knowledge of other cultures and times, an appreciation of cultural
- an awareness of the broader context of your personal life and professional
work. An ability to work in a culturally diverse environment, with consideration
for the viewpoints of individuals, and local, national and international
- an awareness of past events that help you to understand present experiences
- awareness of the different groups involved in an activity and an ability
to work with many different groups to achieve something of common value
- being aware of the nature of leadership, decision making and your
role within the political systems of society. Knowledge of governmental
and social issues, including those directly relevant to your professional
- an awareness of financial issues, both in your own personal and professional
life and in society at large. An ability to make build economic considerations
into your planning and decisions.
- knowledge of your legal rights and obligations, and commitment to
uphold your responsibilities to yourself and others. An awareness of
legal issues within your discipline of work.