Debate kit - big data
This kit is designed to facilitate a structured debate about whether we should sequence the genomes of a million people in order to find out more about living longer and healthier. The different ‘rounds’ of the debate help students think through the issues and reconsider their opinions. The structure also shows them how to build a discussion and back up their opinions with facts. Included in the kit are eight debate cards outlining the opinions of a number of different fictional characters which encourage students to think about the potential impact of genomics on health, and the practical and ethical issues it raises. Role play gives students a chance to explore the different sides of the issue and compare others’ points of view, as well as considering social, ethical, political and factual issues in an integrated way.
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