Making Choices: Ethical Decisions in a Global Context

TitleMaking Choices: Ethical Decisions in a Global Context
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsBonde, S, Briant, C, Firenze, P, Hanavan, J, Huang, A, Li, M, Narayanan, N, Parthasarathy, D, Zhao, H
JournalScience & Engineering Ethics
Date Published2016
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number13533452
KeywordsAssessment , COLLEGE , cultural , ethicists , ethics , PROFESSIONALISM , research , Responsible , Universities
AbstractThe changing milieu of research-increasingly global, interdisciplinary and collaborative-prompts greater emphasis on cultural context and upon partnership with international scholars and diverse community groups. Ethics training, however, tends to ignore the cross-cultural challenges of making ethical choices. This paper confronts those challenges by presenting a new curricular model developed by an international team. It examines ethics across a very broad range of situations, using case studies and employing the perspectives of social science, humanities and the sciences. The course has been developed and taught in a highly collaborative way, involving researchers and students at Zhejiang University, the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and Brown University. The article presents the curricular modules of the course, learning outcomes, an assessment framework developed for the project, and a discussion of evaluation findings. 
NotesBonde, Sheila 1; Email Address: Briant, Clyde 2; Email Address: Firenze, Paul 3; Email Address: Hanavan, Julianne 4; Email Address: Huang, Amy 1; Email Address: Li, Min 5; Email Address: Narayanan, N. 6; Email Address: Parthasarathy, D. 7; Email Address: Zhao, Hongqin 8; Email Address:; Affiliation: 1: Department of History of Art and Architecture, Brown University, Providence 02912 USA 2: School of Engineering, Brown University, 184 Hope Street Providence 02912 USA 3: Humanities and Social Sciences, Wentworth Institute of Technology, 550 Huntingdon Avenue Boston 02115 USA 4: Research Ethics and Education Policy, Office of the Vice President for Research, Brown University, 47 George Street Providence 02912 USA 5: Department of Linguistics, Zhejiang University, 308 Alumni Center Hangzhou 310058 China 6: Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay India 7: Department of Humanities and Social Science, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay India 8: School of International Studies, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058 China; Source Info: Apr2016, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p343; Subject Term: ETHICS; Subject Term: PROFESSIONALISM; Subject Term: ETHICISTS; Subject Term: COLLEGE students; Subject Term: UNIVERSITIES & colleges; Author-Supplied Keyword: Assessment; Author-Supplied Keyword: Cultural relativity; Author-Supplied Keyword: Ethics across the curriculum; Author-Supplied Keyword: Ethics training; Author-Supplied Keyword: Research ethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: Responsible conduct of research; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611310 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools; Number of Pages: 24p; Document Type: Article