An Ancient Dilemma: A Case Study for Use in Teaching Engineering Ethics

TitleAn Ancient Dilemma: A Case Study for Use in Teaching Engineering Ethics
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2007
PublisherUniversity of Leeds, Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
AbstractThe scenario examines the case of a conflict between completing a project on time and within budget and respecting the demands of heritage. It raises issues about archaeology, heritage and environment. During the construction of a road, workers run into a number of historical artifacts. The archeologists who are now investigating the site are causing major delays for the construction company who is on a tight schedule. The session is aimed at students who have done some ethics before. It can be integrated into modules that consider different aspects of the construction process. Suggested teaching time is a one or two hour session, with small group discussions, presentations and class debate.
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