Discussion games: Melanoma

Game to engage in a dialogue | Skin cancer exposed

What is melanoma? How can it be prevented? How is it diagnosed and how is it treated? In this game, you get the chance to discuss the prevention and treatment of melanoma and the role that should be played by government agencies, such as the health authorities.

How do we play this discussion game in the classroom? Students get into groups of 8 to 12 to discuss the issues on the cards and decide whether they "agree" or "disagree". At the end, the students have to put the cards in order from the ones they agree with most to the ones they agree with least. This order can then be compared between the different groups, which will open up the discussion to the rest of the group.

The game is intended to be played by people aged 15 to 21 and lasts around 60 to 90 minutes.

With bigger groups, this resource can be used for a free discussion on the topic; alternatively, formats in which students work more formally can be used. It can also be used for discussions in smaller groups.

Background information

This document gives an overview of the current situation of biomedical research in this field, including its related ethical, legal and social issues.

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