Stem Cell Ethics and Policy Seminar

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Aaron Levine, PhD

 

(404) 385-3329

Summaries

Summary Sentence: "Backwards by Design: Building Ethics, Law, and Policy into a Stem Cell Science Curriculum" - Christopher Thomas Scott, PhD, Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics

Full Summary: As science and technology continue to advance, so do ethical viewpoints surrounding these developments. It is important to educate and explore the issues, scientifically and ethically.

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"Backwards by Design: Building Ethics, Law, and Policy into a Stem Cell Science Curriculum"

Christopher Thomas Scott, PhD
Director, Program on Stem Cells in Society
Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics

The Greek notion of didacticism emphasized instruction through entertainment. Modern use of the term didactic refers to teaching that is boring, pedantic, and overly factual. During a research project examining the professional decisions of stem cell scientists, we observed how they understand and communicate ethics, policy, and law-related topics. How could we more effectively teach these subjects within the context of science scholarship? This talk describes an experiment at Stanford University that channels the old Greek spirits to teach students more about ethics, law, and policy - by lecturing less.  


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Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB), IBB Center - SCEC, IBB Training Grant - Stem Cell Biomanufacturing IGERT

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  • Created On: Oct 17, 2013 - 6:55am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:05pm