Description: The Gene Jury workshops use games and activities to explain modern genetic concepts.Pupils investigate and discuss case studies and act as a ‘jury’, considering different attitudes and expressing their opinion on bioethical issues. We visit schools to present the workshops which normally last about an hour. There are currently five different workshops covering topics such as genetic modification, DNA databases, reproductive technologies, genetic testing and biodiversity loss.
Target Audience: Primary and secondary school children
Who Gets Involved: Researchers at any level – but a good knowledge of genetics is helpful.
What Could I do? Any level of assistance from helping with activities, through part-presenting to running workshops unassisted.
Benefits: This project permits a structured discussion (genuine two-way engagement) with school pupils of a range of ages and, of course, their teachers.
To Find Out More: www.genejury.biology.ed.ac.uk