Integrating Ethics into Technical Courses: Micro-Insertion

TitleIntegrating Ethics into Technical Courses: Micro-Insertion
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsDavis, M
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Publication Languageeng
AbstractMicro-insertion is the small-scale insertion of ethics instruction into technical courses or training programs, resulting in a dozen or so “ethics mini-lessons,” each lasting only a few minutes. Rather than an outside lecture or devoting one class period on ethics, students are exposed to ethics through small case discussions, technical problems with underlying ethical issues, and other assignments interspersed throughout the training period. In many cases, existing assignments can be altered slightly to include ethics with much change to the overall course or time spent on other topics.
NotesCover Date: October 2006.Source Info: 12(4), 717-730. Language: English. Journal Announcement: 41-3. Subject: CURRICULUM; EDUCATION; ENGINEERING ETHICS; ETHICS; PROFESSIONAL ETHICS; RESEARCH ETHICS; SCIENCE. Update Code: 20090226.
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