Ethics in context, ethics in action: Getting beyond the individual professional in engineering ethics education

TitleEthics in context, ethics in action: Getting beyond the individual professional in engineering ethics education
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsRiley, D
Conference Name2008 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 22, 2008 - June 24, 2008
Series TitleASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
PublisherAmerican Society for Engineering Education
Place PublishedPittsburg, PA, United states
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsCurricula , education , ENGINEERING , Exhibitions , Philosophical , School , STUDENTS , teaching
AbstractA number of authors have challenged engineering ethics educators to incorporate elements of what may be called "macroethics," "social ethics" or considerations related to the field of science and technology studies (STS) in engineering ethics curricula. To respond to this call effectively requires reform of both content and pedagogy. This paper describes a new advanced course on engineering ethics that uses readings from philosophy, science and technology studies, and feminist and postcolonial science studies to examine questions that necessarily challenge foundational assumptions of engineering. This paper describes course objectives, content, and pedagogy, and presents specific innovations that shift responsibility, stimulate critical thinking, and create opportunities for students to engage in praxis.
NotesCompilation and indexing terms, Copyright 2009 Elsevier Inc.20084911762999Classroom learningsCourse materialsCourse objectivesCritical thinkingsEngineering ethicsEngineering studentsEthical considerationsLessons learnedScience and engineeringsScience and technology studiesScientists and engineers
URLhttp://soa.asee.org/paper/conference/paper-view.cfm?id=7532
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