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Exploring Bioethics - A New Model for
Classroom Instruction
Participants work together to complete one of the activities at the symposium.

During this half-day Symposium, science and education experts from NIH focused their presentations and activities on the teaching of bioethics in the high school biology classroom. They modeled field-tested lessons that can engage students in understanding current practices in biomedicine, such as genetic testing. The presenters also lead discussions regarding the ethical concepts of fairness, respect, and weighing harms and benefits, and shared strategies for facilitating rich ethics discussions in the classroom. All participants received educational materials from NIH.


This symposium was held at the NSTA National Conference on Science Education in New Orleans, LA. The program was designed for teachers of grades 9-12.



For more information contact symposia@nsta.org


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Underwritten in part by the National Institutes of Health.