Biotechnology education through drama
In September 1999 nine non-science students from the School
of Communication Studies at Holland University started -after
suggestions from EIBE -a project to produce a drama about biotechnology.
They gave performances in an Amsterdam theatre and in the auditorium
of the university in April and May 2000. The aim of the project
was to make a contribution to closing the communication gap between
science and society. The resources used in the preparative research
were EIBE units, recent TV programs and newspaper articles and
didactical studies on perceptions of (biotechnological) genetics.
This unit outlines ways of approaching the use of drama in
education, details the practical steps in making a production
and includes notes and evaluation of the project at the University