ERIC Number: EJ1061006
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Teaching Bioethics via the Production of Student-Generated Videos
Willmott, Christopher J. R.
Journal of Biological Education, v49 n2 p127-138 2015
There is growing recognition that science is not conducted in a vacuum and that advances in the biosciences have ethical and social implications for the wider community. An exercise is described in which undergraduate students work in teams to produce short videos about the science and ethical dimensions of current developments in biomedicine. This activity has resulted in the generation of a large number of introductory films on a range of contemporary issues in medically related biology. The best videos are made freely available on the internet for use by any interested party. In this way, the students are not only learning about the issues for themselves, but are also producing valuable resources for enhancing public understanding of the science and ethics relating to newsworthy innovations. This task could be readily adapted for use with a broader range of topics with students in both secondary and tertiary education.
Descriptors: Science Education, Teaching Methods, Ethics, Undergraduate Students, Biomedicine, Video Technology, Student Developed Materials, Task Analysis, Student Projects, Program Descriptions, Learning Activities, Production Techniques, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Feedback (Response), Student Surveys, Pretests Posttests, Cooperative Learning, Teamwork, Multimedia Materials, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom