Using and Developing Role Plays in Teaching Aimed at Preparing for Social Responsibility

TitleUsing and Developing Role Plays in Teaching Aimed at Preparing for Social Responsibility
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsDoorn, N, Kroesen, OJ
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Volume19
Issue4
Pagination1513 - 1527
Date Published12/2013
ISSN Number1471-5546
KeywordsCase Study Method , ENGINEERING , Instructional Methods , SOCIAL responsibility
AbstractIn this paper, we discuss the use of role plays in ethics education for engineering students. After presenting a rough taxonomy of different objectives, we illustrate how role plays can be used to broaden students’ perspectives. We do this on the basis of our experiences with a newly developed role play about a Dutch political controversy concerning pig transport. The role play is special in that the discussion is about setting up an institutional framework for responsible action that goes beyond individual action. In that sense, the role play serves a double purpose. It not only aims at teaching students to become aware of the different dimensions in decision making, it also encourages students to think about what such an institutional framework for responsible action might possibly look like.
DOI10.1007/s11948-011-9335-6
Short TitleSci Eng Ethics
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