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24 May 2022 Bringing Bioethics to the Natural Sciences Classroom: A Case Study Approach
Catherine Cooke, Amelia Hubbard
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The value to students of discussing and evaluating bioethical scenarios has been widely demonstrated, yet relatively few natural science courses incorporate this topic as part of the curriculum. This paper presents an activity to introduce bioethics into a college introductory-level, general education natural science course. The objective of this activity is to help students critically analyze and evaluate bioethics scenarios across a wide range of topics (e.g., animal testing, gene therapy, ownership of human remains) that incorporate common bioethical concepts. At the end of the activity, students reflect on their given scenario and the broader implications of science on society.

Catherine Cooke and Amelia Hubbard "Bringing Bioethics to the Natural Sciences Classroom: A Case Study Approach," The American Biology Teacher 84(5), 279-283, (24 May 2022). https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2022.84.5.279
Published: 24 May 2022
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Bioethics
BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
case studies
natural sciences
teaching of ethics
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