Using the Chernobyl Incident to Teach Engineering Ethics

TitleUsing the Chernobyl Incident to Teach Engineering Ethics
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsWilson, WR
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Volume19
Issue2
Pagination625 - 640
Date Published6/2013
ISSN Number1471-5546
KeywordsENGINEERING , Ethics Modules , Instructional Methods
AbstractThis paper discusses using the Chernobyl Incident as a case study in engineering ethics instruction. Groups of students are asked to take on the role of a faction involved in the Chernobyl disaster and to defend their decisions in a mock debate. The results of student surveys and the Engineering and Science Issues Test indicate that the approach is very popular with students and has a positive impact on moral reasoning. The approach incorporates technical, communication and teamwork skills and has many of the features suggested by recent literature.
DOI10.1007/s11948-011-9337-4
Short TitleSci Eng Ethics
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