Practice-focused ethics in Australian engineering education

TitlePractice-focused ethics in Australian engineering education
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsJohnston, S, McGregor, H, Taylor, E
JournalEuropean Journal of Engineering Education
Volume25
Pagination315-324
Publication Languageeng
Keywords& , AUSTRALIA , ENGINEERING , ethics , Study , teaching ,
AbstractThis paper summarizes some Australian initiatives and approaches to teaching ethics.The authors T endorse the view that ethics issues should be included as an intrinsic part of engineering curricula, and call for an an extension of traditional ethical frameworks to incorporate treatment of questions of social responsibility, including the issue of sustainability. After outlining changes in engineering education in Australia over the past two decades, the authors describe the restructuring of their undergraduate programme so as to focus on engineering practice issues and discuss its implications for practice-focused ethics in engineering education.
NotesJohnston, Stephen McGregor, Helen Taylor, Elizabeth; Source Info: Dec2000, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p315; Subject Term: ENGINEERING ethics; Subject Term: ENGINEERING – Study & teaching; Subject Term: AUSTRALIA; Number of Pages: 10p; Document Type: Article; Full Text Word Count: 4911
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