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Humbleness as a practical vehicle for engineering ethics education
|Title||Humbleness as a practical vehicle for engineering ethics education|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2002|
|Conference Name||Frontiers in Education, 2002. FIE 2002. 32nd Annual|
|Keywords||Arizona , arrogance , aspects , constructive , dec , DECISION , decisions , design , disaster , education , ENGINEERING , ethical , ethics , humbleness , Institute , making , of , positive , professional , State , Stevens , TEAMS , technology , University|
This paper, representing a work-in-progress, proposes the practice of humbleness as a practical vehicle for training students in engineering ethics. The author first explains the relationship between humbleness and engineering ethics and relates how this approach has been used at Arizona State University and Stevens Institute of Technology. To measure this approaches effectiveness, the author has been analyzing the practice of humbleness and its impact on a specific attribute of ethical decision making in engineering design teams. As arrogance (the opposite of humbleness) is a trait that can often be traced back as one of the causes of engineering disasters, humbleness in this setting represents a willingness to listen to other opinions and consider other options.