Engineering ethics education on the basis of continuous education to improve communication ability.

TitleEngineering ethics education on the basis of continuous education to improve communication ability.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsTakahara, K, Kajiwara, T
JournalElectrical Engineering in Japan
Volume183
Issue3
Pagination1 - 8
Date Published2013/05
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number04247760
Keywordsattitude. , AWARENESS , CHARACTER , COMMUNICATION , debate , education , electrical , ENGINEERING , STUDENTS
AbstractThis paper proposes an engineering ethics education method for students on the basis of continuous education to improve communication ability. First, through the process of debate, the students acquire the fundamental skills necessary to marshal their arguments, to construct rebuttals, and to summarize debates. Second, the students study the fundamental techniques to make a presentation on technical subjects related to electrical engineering. Following these classes, in lectures on engineering ethics, the students probe the causes of various accidents and consider better approaches for avoiding such accidents with each other. In most cases, the students can express good and commonsensical opinions from an ethical standpoint. However, they can hardly make judgments when the situations, such as the human relations in the above accidents, are set up in concrete terms. During the engineering ethics class, the students come to know that the human relations behind the case make ethical matters more complicated. 
NotesAccession Number: 85595103; Takahara, Kenji 1 Kajiwara, Toshinori 1; Affiliation: 1: Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Japan; Source Info: May2013, Vol. 183 Issue 3, p1; Subject Term: EDUCATION; Subject Term: ENGINEERING ethics; Subject Term: STUDENTS; Subject Term: ELECTRICAL engineering; Subject Term: COMMUNICATION -- Study & teaching; Subject Term: AWARENESS; Author-Supplied Keyword: attitude.; Author-Supplied Keyword: character formation; Author-Supplied Keyword: communication education; Author-Supplied Keyword: debate; Author-Supplied Keyword: engineering ethics; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611710 Educational Support Services; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611699 All Other Miscellaneous Schools and Instruction; NAICS/Industry Codes: 923110 Administration of Education Programs; NAICS/Industry Codes: 541330 Engineering Services; Number of Pages: 8p; Illustrations: 1 Color Photograph, 1 Diagram, 2 Charts; Document Type: Article
DOI10.1002/eej.22283
Short TitleElectrical Engineering in Japan

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