Focus Group with teachers

Name of activity

Focus Group with teachers

Short abstract

What do teachers think about neuro-enhancement? What are their main interests and concerns when discussing the topic? Which impact may neuro-enhancement have on their students?

Name of producer of material

Institute of Technology Assessment (ITA) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OEAW)

Age bracket

  • > 18 years

Languages used in the material

German

Main subject approach

  • Ethics
  • Social Sciences
  • Natural Sciences

Duration or extend of material

  • 1 - 3 hours of work

Method of use in education

The approach of using small deliberative events allows for an in-depth discussion on a variety of topics concerning NE. It enables teachers to openly discuss their views on neuro-enhancement and the consequences such practices may have on their students.

Focus groups offer the opportunity for comprehensive discussion, thus reducing the fear of contact with unfamiliar topics.