Introducing ethics using structured controversies

TitleIntroducing ethics using structured controversies
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsWareham, DG, Elefsiniotis, TP, Elms, DG
JournalEuropean Journal of Engineering Education
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number03043797
Accession Number22933025
Keywords& , (Teaching , -- , aids , Civil , congresses; , controversy; , devices; , education , EDUCATION; , ENGINEERING , Engineering; , environment , ETHICS; , method); , methods; , PHILOSOPHY; , Role-playing; , SIMULATED , Simulation , Structured , students; , teaching , teaching;
AbstractThis paper describes a method of introducing ethics to a second-year class of civil engineering students. The method, known as a €˜structured controversy€™, takes the form of a workshop where the students assume the identity of stakeholders having an interest in a proposed development in an environmentally sensitive region. The students do not know that the workshop is aimed at introducing them to ethical concepts, so when the connection is revealed after the case study has been played out, the students have a greater understanding and appreciation for the ethical platform they inadvertantly adhered to.
NotesWareham, David G. 1; Email Address: Elefsiniotis, Takis P. 2 Elms, David G. 1; Affiliation: 1: Department of Civil Engineering, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand 2: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand; Source Info: Dec2006, Vol. 31 Issue 6, p651; Subject Term: ETHICS; Subject Term: CIVIL engineering; Subject Term: ENGINEERING students; Subject Term: TEACHING -- Aids & devices; Subject Term: SIMULATED environment (Teaching method); Subject Term: EDUCATION -- Congresses; Subject Term: EDUCATION -- Simulation methods; Subject Term: TEACHING; Subject Term: PHILOSOPHY; Subject Term: EDUCATION; Author-Supplied Keyword: Ethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: Role-playing; Author-Supplied Keyword: Structured controversy; Author-Supplied Keyword: Sustainable development; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611699 All Other Miscellaneous Schools and Instruction; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611710 Educational Support Services; NAICS/Industry Codes: 923110 Administration of Education Programs; Number of Pages: 10p; Illustrations: 1 diagram; Document Type: Article
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