ERIC Number: ED465619
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jan
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Teaching Controversial Issues of Bioethics.
Stronck, David R.
Many teachers avoid controversial topics because they do not want to upset students or parents, do not know appropriate instructional strategies, and fail to recognize the importance of motivating students through placing science in its relevant context. An example is provided for use in a methods course for helping future high school teachers to use an instructional strategy that involves students in active participation in understanding an important controversial and current topic. The topic concerns biotechnology and the Human Genome Project. (MVL)
Descriptors: Biotechnology, Controversial Issues (Course Content), DNA, Genetics, High Schools, Science Activities
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (Charlotte, NC, January 10-13, 2002); see SE 066 324.