Proceedings of The 5th Annual International Seminar on Trends in Science and Science Education, AISTSSE 2018, 18-19 October 2018, Medan, Indonesia

Research Article

The Use of Ethical Dilemma in Mathematics Lesson to Cultivate Students’ Ethical Awareness

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.18-10-2018.2287304,
        author={Mangaratua M Simanjorang and Pardomuan N.J.M Sinambela and Bornok  Sinaga},
        title={The Use of Ethical Dilemma in Mathematics Lesson to Cultivate Students’ Ethical Awareness},
        proceedings={Proceedings of The 5th Annual International Seminar on Trends in Science and Science Education, AISTSSE 2018, 18-19 October 2018, Medan, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={AISTSSE},
        year={2019},
        month={10},
        keywords={ethics ethical dilemma narrative inquiry critical interpretivism},
        doi={10.4108/eai.18-10-2018.2287304}
    }
    
  • Mangaratua M Simanjorang
    Pardomuan N.J.M Sinambela
    Bornok Sinaga
    Year: 2019
    The Use of Ethical Dilemma in Mathematics Lesson to Cultivate Students’ Ethical Awareness
    AISTSSE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.18-10-2018.2287304
Mangaratua M Simanjorang1,*, Pardomuan N.J.M Sinambela1, Bornok Sinaga1
  • 1: Mathematics dan Natural Science Faculty, Universitas Negeri Medan, Jl. Willem Iskandar Pasar V, Medan, Indonesia
*Contact email: mangaratuasimanjorang@gmail.com

Abstract

Indonesian educational community has been focusing on character education recently. Character is usually cultivated upon a set of assumed values that is embraced in one’s social environment. This set of values closely related to awareness of ethical values and social relational system in society. Ethical consideration emerges upon the existence of others. The question is if we need to cultivate ethical awareness and consideration then how can we approach this ethical consideration in mathematics education. The researchers team believe that there are valuesin mathematics itself moreover in mathematics education. With this kind of assumption the researchers team are called to find a way to cultivate students’ ethical awareness through learning activities. According to some research one possible way for this purpose is the use of ethical dilemma problems. Dilemma occurred in a proposed problem will push a person to consider ethical values before making a decision. Hence, this article aims to describe the possibility of using such ethical dilemma problem in mathematics lecture to cultivate students’ ethical awareness. The research described in this article using critical interpretivism paradigm and represented in a narrative inquiry method.