The Council engages in a number of educational activities to encourage discussion of bioethics among young people and others.
This set of resources gives an introduction to ethical issues in clinical (health) research involving children and young people, and how research is reviewed or approved.
The resources are based on materials developed in collaboration with researchers to support evidence gathering for the Council’s project on children and clinical research. The set includes a flexible plan for a workshop or lesson with different activity options including films, a role play exercise and group discussion. We suggest the resources are suitable as training material for research ethics committees, and for students from Key Stage 3 through to undergraduate level or above.
This set of resources looks at the ethical and social issues that arise when people are asked to donate organs and tissue to benefit others.
Designed for Key Stage Four, it provides an introduction to organ and tissue donation, looks at different levels of intervention to encourage people to donate, and explores the meaning of ethical values that are often used in the context of donation. It also includes case studies and links to other resources for further discussion.
These resources are split into two proposed sets or lessons. The first set explores the advantages and disadvantages of different types of biofuels, and the second looks at the biofuels debate and the impacts of biofuels production in more detail.
This resource was developed and trialled by Michelle Albury, Jennet Wade and Rebecca Ward, teachers at Graveney School in South London.
This set of resources is designed to help students to gain an understanding of the ethical values at play when people make choices regarding these interacting aspects of modern healthcare.
It includes three case studies, starter activities and discussion questions.
This set includes an ethical framework for dementia, and an accompanying set of scenarios to help people work through dilemmas that may arise in the context of dementia care.
This set of activities has been developed to teach students to think about how fingerprints and DNA profiles are used to investigate crime and the ethical issues that arise from the storage of bioinformation on national databases.
These resources aim to help students make informed decisions about the use of animals in research.
They have been designed to fit into science and citizenship lessons and aim to help students make informed decisions about the use of animals in research. The resources were developed jointly by the Nuffield Foundation Curriculum Programme and the Nuffield Council on Bioethics.