Loyola University Maryland

Statewide Conference on Bioethics in the High School Curriculum

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Interested in incorporating bioethics into your high school’s curriculum, but not sure where to start, or how to get your colleagues and administrators to support your efforts? Loyola University Maryland's School of Education will host the first Statewide Conference on Bioethics in the High School Curriculum on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. The event takes place at Loyola’s Graduate Center-Columbia Campus in Room 259.

The conference—the first of its kind in the mid-Atlantic region and one of the first in the nation—is designed for high school science, social studies, humanities, philosophy, and religion teachers and chairs; principals; and other school leaders. Its sessions will make a case for the inclusion of bioethics in the high school curriculum; illustrate methods for including bioethics instruction-learning across the curriculum; share resources, including online references; and present and describe fundamental principles, which provide a framework for contemporary bioethical decisions: beneficence, nonmaleficence, autonomy, and justice as well as legal-ethical issues including abortion, euthanasia, gene therapy, reproductive technologies, informed consent, organ donation and receipt, stem cell research and development, designer babies, palliative care, and cloning.

Presenters and facilitators will include Joseph Procaccini, Ph.D. and Stephanie Flores-Koulish, Ph.D., of Loyola University Maryland; Laura Bishop, Ph.D., of Georgetown University; and James B. Giordano, Ph.D., of the Potomac Institute and Oxford University.