Human genetics: debate of a personal
This debate 'game' was devised by Katrine Drumm, Allan Wege
and Christina Christensen for Eksperimentarium, the Danish science
centre in Copenhagen. It was one of the contributions to the
European Week for Scientific Culture in 1994, under the heading
of 'European debate games on biotechnology'. Four 'games' or
debates were included; two concentrating on discussions on a
personal level and two on a socio-political level. The first
two 'games' were translated from Danish into English, French,
German and Swedish for the science week.
The activity in this EIBE Unit is one of the first 'games':
a dilemma on a personal level. It has been used throughout Europe,
involving more than 1,000 students and 40 teachers and debate
leaders in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, The
Netherlands, Sweden and The United Kingdom. On the basis of these
experiences, the teacher's guide to the debate has been revised
members of the EIBE team.
The unit includes detailed guidelines and information for
the teacher, a student package of materials consisting of background
notes and a variety of resource materials and a final questionnaire.