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Student activity: Role-play ethics 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 use role playing to explore different stakeholders’ perspectives on the issue of using transgenic cows to make medicines to treat human diseases. The activity forms part of the unit plan Ethics of transgenic cows.

Purpose

Students explore an ethical issue from different stakeholders’ perspectives and weigh up arguments to reach a decision. Students should understand that ethical issues are often complex with no ‘right’ answer, but ethical deliberation can help us to make informed, justified decisions.

Keywords

Ethics, transgenics, genetic modification, role-play.

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