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Case Studies in Ethics Teaching

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September 2007 presentation on using case studies to promote ethical thinking

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Case Studies in Ethics Teaching

  1. 1. Ethics teaching in the Biosciences, Leeds 2007 Using case studies to promote ethical thinking and awareness Dr Chris Willmott Dr Jim Parry Dept of Biochemistry Dept of Philosophy University of Leicester University of Leeds cjrw2@le.ac.uk s.j.parry@leeds.ac.uk University of Leicester
  2. 2. Approaches • Case studies/ scenarios • Debate and role-play • Newspapers • Book extracts • TV programmes • Structured activity based on news footage • Clips from other programmes • Knowing what’s on and when
  3. 3. Bioethics = Bio AND Ethics! • Science – COULD it be done? • Ethics – SHOULD it be done? Important that both are being considered: Science without ethics may be immoral Ethics without science may be impossible

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