An article in Georgetown’s student newspaper, The Hoya, highlights the collaborative work of the KIE’s EthicsLab with the Provost Office’s university-wide Designing the Future(s) of the University initiative:
At first glance, Georgetown’s Red House, nestled a stone’s throw from Lauinger Library on 37th Street, seems like just another town house. But inside, a mix of students, professors, faculty and administrators are rethinking the world of higher education.[…]
A major goal of the initiative is to unite the university community in looking at the challenges that higher education currently faces and how Georgetown can improve its courses and programs through experimentation with innovative ideas.
“We have a wonderful cluster — it’s called a studio collaborative — three self-standing courses that are all connected and they have a studio or studio-based learning at the center of them, so it’s an interdisciplinary approach to ethics and science and communication, but using innovative studio-based and design approach,” Bass emphasized.
Philosophy 105, a pilot studio course, is currently being offered as a bioethics introductory course. The Kennedy Institute of Ethics and the Red House collaborated to formulate the class, in which students tackle real world issues in bioethics and learn in a project-based educational setting.