ERIC Number: EJ745124
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Russo, Michael T.; Sunal, Cynthia Szymanski; Sunal, Dennis W.
Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, v41 n3 p5-12 Fall 2004
All citizens will make bioethics decisions as a result of today's biotechnology revolution. The decisions made require citizens to find possible acceptable solutions to dilemmas that have become public issues. In this activity, students practice making decisions in ethical dilemmas after evaluating the influences of their own ethical beliefs and learning five ethical systems (relativism, divine command, utilitarianism, deontology, and virtue). They also learn systematic strategies that are useful for approaching any ethical dilemma. Alternatives and adaptations are provided or suggested to accommodate different maturity levels. (Contains 1 chart.)
Descriptors: Biology, Ethics, Science Instruction, Science Activities, Decision Making, Biotechnology, Learning Processes, Students
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