We are pleased to announce that a recording of the “What Knowing Might Mean,” a Performable Case Study (PCS) concerning vaccine hesitancy, is available for viewing and educational use here. The PCS model was developed by Professor Richard Robeson. It combines bioethics research and creative writing in order to facilitate examination and discussion of important bioethics issues. Performable Case Studies have three goals: to provide students with an engaging way of exploring and writing about bioethics controversies from a variety of viewpoints; to apply an updated version of the Platonic dialogues in a performance setting, instead of the Aristotelian model of emotional catharsis; and thereby to enhance public discussion of bioethics issues that affect us all. A more comprehensive description of the Bioethics & Play model and its history can be found here.
“What Knowing Might Mean” examines vaccine hesitancy; it was created and performed for public discussion for the first time in fall 2019.