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This article presents the rationale and argumentsfor the presence of morals, values, ethics
and character education in science curriculum and science teaching. The author examines
how rapid science and technological advancements and globalization are contributing to
the complexities of social life and underpinning the importance of morals, values and
ethics. In order to help conceptualize and articulate a solid theoretical framework for the
development of school programs, syntheses and analyses are presented to the
philosophical and pedagogical questions related to morals, ethics and character education.
Various obstacles in teaching morals/ethics and implementing character education in the
sciences are discussed. For universal acceptability, a comparative study between the
philosophical and theoretical basis of modern Western moral education and the universal
Islamic moral values and education is outlined that may be helpful for future educators and
researchers. A range of teaching, learning and pedagogical techniques are proposed that
may foster morals, values and ethics in students’ minds and develop various skills and
attributes necessary for success in the sciences.