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Title: The increasing significance of ethics in the bioscience curriculum
Authors: Willmott, Christopher J.R.
Willis, David
First Published: Jun-2008
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor & Francis) on behalf of the Society of Biology
Citation: Journal of Biological Education, 2008, 42 (3), pp. 99-102
Abstract: One of the most striking aspects of recent curricula developments within UK Science has been the growing prominence of bioethics. From university-level Bioscience, through A-level and GCSEs, and as early as Key Stage 3 Science for 11-14 year olds (in the revised Programme of Study, commencing September 2008) the ethical and moral implications of scientific and technological discoveries are being identified as core knowledge. Here we reflect on what is meant by bioethics, outline some of the ethical content being introduced within the UK and further afield, and examine some of the controversies surrounding these developments.
DOI Link: 10.1080/00219266.2008.9656120
ISSN: 0021-9266
eISSN: 2157-6009
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Article
Rights: © 2008, Taylor & Francis. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.
Description: This is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Biological Education, 2008, 42 (3), pp. 99-102. Journal of Biological Education is available online at:
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