Strategies for Teaching Professional Ethics to IT Engineering Degree Students and Evaluating the Result

TitleStrategies for Teaching Professional Ethics to IT Engineering Degree Students and Evaluating the Result
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsMiñano, R, Uruburu, Á, Moreno-Romero, A, Pérez-López, D
JournalScience & Engineering Ethics
Date Published2017
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number13533452
KeywordsCOLLEGE , ENGINEERING , ethics , formative , professional , teaching
AbstractThis paper presents an experience in developing professional ethics by an approach that integrates knowledge, teaching methodologies and assessment coherently. It has been implemented for students in both the Software Engineering and Computer Engineering degree programs of the Technical University of Madrid, in which professional ethics is studied as a part of a required course. Our contribution of this paper is a model for formative assessment that clarifies the learning goals, enhances the results, simplifies the scoring and can be replicated in other contexts. A quasi-experimental study that involves many of the students of the required course has been developed. To test the effectiveness of the teaching process, the analysis of ethical dilemmas and the use of deontological codes have been integrated, and a scoring rubric has been designed. Currently, this model is also being used to develop skills related to social responsibility and sustainability for undergraduate and postgraduate students of diverse academic context.
NotesMiñano, Rafael 1; Email Address: Uruburu, Ángel 2; Email Address: Moreno-Romero, Ana 2; Email Address: Pérez-López, Diego 2; Email Address:; Affiliation: 1: Department of Applied Mathematics to ICT, School of Computer Systems Engineering , Technical University of Madrid (UPM) , 28031 Madrid Spain 2: Department of Engineering Organization, Business Administration and Applied Statistics, School of Industrial Engineering , Technical University of Madrid (UPM) , 28006 Madrid Spain; Source Info: Feb2017, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p263; Subject Term: Ethics -- Study & teaching (Higher); Subject Term: Engineering students; Subject Term: College teaching -- Methodology; Subject Term: Teaching methods; Subject Term: Teaching aids & devices; Author-Supplied Keyword: Engineering education; Author-Supplied Keyword: Engineering ethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: Formative assessment; Author-Supplied Keyword: Professional codes of ethics; Number of Pages: 24p; Document Type: Article