Positions, Beliefs and Values

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How do values shape people's thinking? Scholars explore their positions, beliefs, and values about gene therapy in part five of the six-part Gene Therapy: Molecular Bandage? module. They work through statements and determine if they agree or disagree before aligning values that led to that belief. Finally, the class takes a poll of their answers and discusses the findings.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners group themselves based on their shared values, then give a persuasive presentation as to why they believe their values are most important
  • Add additional statements for the class to evaluate that are related to current events
Classroom Considerations
  • Discussions may bring up topics that are sensitive to some pupils
Pros
  • Engages all learners through class discussion
  • Real-world application
Cons
  • None