KIE’s educational work highlighted at Presidential Commission

Kennedy Institute of Ethics director Maggie Little was invited to address the US Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues at its twenty-first meeting in Philadelphia, PA, on May 27th, 2015, where she spoke abouton the Institute’s creative work in bioethics education.

The meeting was centered on themes of democratic deliberation and public literacy in bioethics, and focused its third section on methods in bioethics education. Dr. Little was asked to speak about some of the creative forays into bioethics education that the Kennedy Institute has engaged in during her tenure, in particular, its Conversations in Bioethics event series, which integrates student work with expert panel discussion, its Introduction to Bioethics MOOC (massive open online course), recently re-launched for a second live run in April 2015 to a global audience of thousands, and its EthicsLab, whose model of studio-based education unites design methods and philosophical content with projects aimed at the real world.

The Presidential Commission provided real-time updates on the session: read about Little’s formal comments, as well as her contributions to the roundtable discussion that followed, on the Commission’s blog.

You can also view the close-captioned video of the entire proceedings online. The video and transcript will be saved as part of the Commission’s Archives for future review.

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