BEEP, the bioethics education project's website is dedicated to helping
teachers to cover the difficult topics in biology where science and ethics
The website aims to:
- Provide up to date and balanced information that students can use to develop their arguments when debating or discussing ethical issues inscience.
- Raise science teachers' confidence in dealing with 'difficult' topics, uncertainty and debate.
- Facilitate students' and teachers' discussions of these issues.
Enhance students' learning of the science topics involved.
- Help equip students to evaluate many-sided arguments and to come to their own conclusions.
Feedback from a pre-launch evaluation study showed that BEEP has been a
huge hit with the pilot testing schools, with 9 of 11 teachers involved
saying they plan to use it in their teaching this year.