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Student activity: Ethical frameworks and transgenics

YearRangeCurriculumStrand

11-13
13

Upper Secondary
Year 13 only

Science


Technology


Nature of Science
Living World

Nature of Technology

Overview

In this activity, students explore how ethical frameworks can be used to guide decision-making on an ethical issue. The activity forms part of the unit plan Ethics of transgenic cows.

Purpose

This activity will help students identify ethical issues raised by transgenic animals and find out more about the 5 common ethical frameworks used to guide ethical decision-making – Consequences, Rights and responsibilities, Autonomy and the right to choose for oneself, Virtue ethics, Multiple perspectives. The activity will encourage students to discuss the issue of genetically modifying animals to help treat human diseases.

Keywords

Ethics, transgenics, ethical frameworks, genetic modification.

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