Teaching Engineering Ethics by Conceptual Design: The Somatic Marker Hypothesis

TitleTeaching Engineering Ethics by Conceptual Design: The Somatic Marker Hypothesis
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsKallenberg, BJ
JournalScience & Engineering Ethics
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number13533452
Accession Number45471928
Keywords& , -- , Antonio , aspects; , DAMASIO , DAMASIO, , Damasio; , design , Design; , ENGINEERING , ethical , ETHICS; , learning; , LITERARY , Moral , PLAGIARISM; , professional , research , Somatic
AbstractThis article discusses an instance where a lead researcher at a Midwestern university submitted as his own a document contained multiple instances of plagiarism from a consultant’s masters thesis and replicated a data chart, and was fired when caught. Curiously, he was completely unable to see that his actions were wrong. The author uses this instance to show how engineering ethics education should be improved, and argues that engineering ethics is better taught in the form of a design course in order to maximize “somatic” learning.
NotesKallenberg, Brad J. 1; Email Address: brad.kallenberg@notes.udayton.edu; Affiliation: 1: Religious Studies Department, University of Dayton, 300 College Park Dr., Dayton, OH 45469-1530, USA; Source Info: Dec2009, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p563; Subject Term: ENGINEERING ethics; Subject Term: PROFESSIONAL ethics; Subject Term: RESEARCH -- Moral & ethical aspects; Subject Term: PLAGIARISM; Subject Term: LITERARY ethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: Antonio Damasio; Author-Supplied Keyword: Design; Author-Supplied Keyword: Design Somatic learning; Author-Supplied Keyword: Engineering ethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: Plagiarism; Author-Supplied Keyword: Somatic learning; People: DAMASIO, Antonio; Number of Pages: 14p; Document Type: Article
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