Teaching Science, Technology, and Society to Engineering Students: A Sixteen Year Journey

TitleTeaching Science, Technology, and Society to Engineering Students: A Sixteen Year Journey
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsOzaktas, HM
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Volume19
Issue4
Pagination1439 - 1450
Date Published12/2013
ISSN Number1471-5546
KeywordsENGINEERING , ethics courses , Evaluation and Assessment , SOCIAL responsibility
AbstractThe course Science, Technology, and Society is taken by about 500 engineering students each year at Bilkent University, Ankara. Aiming to complement the highly technical engineering programs, it deals with the ethical, social, cultural, political, economic, legal, environment and sustainability, health and safety, reliability dimensions of science, technology, and engineering in a multidisciplinary fashion. The teaching philosophy and experiences of the instructor are reviewed. Community research projects have been an important feature of the course. Analysis of teaching style based on a multi-dimensional model is given. Results of outcome measurements performed for ABET assessment are provided. Challenges and solutions related to teaching a large class are discussed.
DOI10.1007/s11948-011-9329-4
Short TitleSci Eng Ethics
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