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Schallies, Michael; Lembens, Anja – Journal of Biological Education, 2002
Describes a research and development project aiming to help develop secondary students' abilities to understand biotechnology/genetic engineering. Focuses on an exemplary true-to-life experiment, planned and executed by students in grade 8, that involves external experts and uses an industrial research laboratory for solving genuine questions.…
Descriptors: Biotechnology, Class Activities, Cognitive Development, Experiential Learning
Schallies, Michael; Wellensiek, Anneliese; Lembens, Anja – 1999
This paper describes a German project that developed students' capabilities for understanding and valuing biotechnology and genetic engineering, focusing on practical fieldwork with schools by an interdisciplinary team. The paper identifies the characteristics of individual and structural preconditions and their development during active project…
Descriptors: Biotechnology, Child Development, Educational Research, Ethics
Wellensiek, Anneliese; Lembens, Anja; Schallies, Michael – 1999
"Schools Ethics Technology" was a German interdisciplinary research project with the Centre of Ethics in the Sciences at the University of Tubingen. The project highlighted the new topic of biotechnology and genetic engineering, involving the formation of active project groups within schools. This study examined teaching activities…
Descriptors: Biotechnology, Educational Research, Ethics, Foreign Countries