The Problem of Knowledge in Incorporating Humanitarian Ethics in Engineering Education: Barriers and Opportunities

TitleThe Problem of Knowledge in Incorporating Humanitarian Ethics in Engineering Education: Barriers and Opportunities
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsLeydens, JA, Lucena, JC
Conference NameFrontiers in Education Conference, 36th Annual
Pagination24-29
Publication Languageeng
Keywordsaspects , CURRICULUM , Disciplines , education , ENGINEERING , ethical , ethics , Graduate , humanitarian , LEARNING , Methods , PROBLEM , sciences , service , solving
AbstractAfter providing a short history of the connections between engineering practice and humanitarian efforts, the authors describe the results of a survey done of engineering instructors and students that look at the barriers and opportuanties in implementing and new initiatives in humanitarian engineering ethics. The interviews helped identify barriers and opportunities that include the the idea that knowledge has been organized along disciplinary lines, that engineering sciences curriculum promotes particularly dominant problem-solving methods, and that some knowledge is valued over other types of knowledge.
DOI10.1109/FIE.2006.322645
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