Using Academic Integrity to Teach Engineering Ethics

TitleUsing Academic Integrity to Teach Engineering Ethics
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsVesilind, AP
JournalJournal of Engineering Education
ISSN Number1069-4730
Keywordseducation , ENGINEERING , Instructional Methods , Pedagogical Materials
AbstractEthics can be taught by using case studies to which students can relate. Since all students appreciate and understand problems of academic dishonesty, the nature of ethical problems in academics can be used to illustrate ethical problems encountered in professional engineering. If students can be sensitized to the value of ethical behavior while in school, they will carry this understanding over to their profession. The purpose of this paper is to suggest that academic integrity can be used to introduce the basic concepts of professional engineering ethics. A videotape and instructor’s manual using this pedagogical technique is described.
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