Georgetown’s Kennedy Institute of Ethics (KIE) and Ethics Lab held an in-depth and hands-on workshop at this year’s SXSW EDU Conference and Festival. The workshop, Design Tools for Creative Ethics Education, introduced educators to Ethics Lab’s latest set of teaching tools developed to tackle complex moral problems in the classroom.
Conversations in Bioethics was hosted Feb. 1 and included a reception and gallery featuring student work, followed by a panel discussion on the year’s topic: data ethics. The event, hosted by the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, is supported by Georgetown alumna Fran Buckley.
Krystal Arnett Henson visited Ethics Lab last week to speak with students about her experience as a “designer turned activist.”
We’re excited to announce our bioethics and Ethics Lab course line-up for the Spring 2018 semester. This is a tentative list that will be updated in the coming months, but each of the listed courses below is available for pre-registration. All bioethics courses listed also count towards the bioethics minor.
The KIE and Ethics Lab were selected to present at next year’s SXSW EDU conference. The conference, taking place in Austin, Texas March 5-8, aims to promote innovation in learning by hosting a community of forward-thinking stakeholders with a shared goal of impacting the future of teaching and learning.
The KIE and Ethics Lab hosted more than 100 students in a seminar on the ethics of climate change this week. The seminar was a component of Georgetown’s Core Pathways program, a program allowing undergraduate students to fulfill Georgetown’s core and elective requirements through an interdisciplinary collection of courses that address a complex global challenge. This year’s focus is climate change. Participating students come together for an integrated seminar twice a semester on the year’s selected topic.
Last week, the KIE’s Ethics Lab published a book, Creating New Impacts with Ethics & Design, which outlines the lab’s expanding efforts to bring together ethics and design to develop innovative methods for approaching complex moral problems.
Senior Product Designer Nico Staple and Postdoctoral Fellow Elizabeth Edenberg are scheduled to present at this year’s annual Teaching, Learning, and Innovation Summer Institute (TLISI)
Ethics Lab team members Nico Staple and Elizabeth Edenberg took some of the lab’s empathy mapping kit prototypes to share with local high schoolers, educators, and administrators in two back-to-back workshops.
We caught up with new KIE visiting researcher Taylor Stone to discuss his work on the ethics of lighting design and why he came to Georgetown to pursue it.
Joining a suite of cross-campus efforts aimed at the science and ethics of data, the KIE will sponsor a full year of data ethics courses in the Institute’s Ethics Lab.
The Ethics Lab recently hosted multiple design sessions on big data. The team is currently identifying experts from academia and Georgetown’s alumni network to collaborate on the development and delivery of a new course for next year as well as direct impact projects on campus and beyond.
Director Maggie Little speaks about the KIE’s MOOC, EthicsLab, and Conversations in Bioethics to the twenty-first meeting of the US Presidential Commission on Bioethical Issues.
A collaboration of the KIE’s EthicsLab and an independent school in New Jersey, the program is a design- and ethics-intensive experience aimed at elite high school students.
Colin Hickey’s Spring 2015 “Debates in Bioethics” class blends the curricular and the extra-curricular, with case-based learning and an opportunity for select students to compete on Georgetown’s national-champion debate team.
An innovative introduction to bioethics involves design-based collaboration with two related courses: Biology & Rhetoric.
The KIE wins a grant from Georgetown’s Center for New Designs in Learning & Pedagogy (CNDLS) via its Initiative on Technology-Enhanced Learning (ITEL).
Georgetown’s The Hoya spotlights alumna Kathy Hugin’s $3.6 million gift to fund a faculty chair at the KIE and the KIE’s Ethics Lab to honor her late father.