Ethical learning in higher education: The experience of the Technical University of Valencia

TitleEthical learning in higher education: The experience of the Technical University of Valencia
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsBoni, A, Berjano, EJ
JournalEuropean Journal of Engineering Education
Volume34
Issue2
Pagination205-213
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number03043797
Accession Number38028739
KeywordsCOLLEGE , education , educational , ENGINEERING , ethical , ethics , Higher , INDUSTRIAL , Moral , SOCIAL , SPAIN , technical , VALENCIA
AbstractEthical learning is an educational proposal that aims to prepare students for their future working life by helping them to acquire skills that allow them to carry out their professions with autonomy and responsibility. In this paper, the authors discuss how ethical learning was introduced into the engineering curriculum of the Technical University of Valencia, which is based on that of a considerable number of teachers and researchers grouped under the Teaching Innovation Group for Ethical Learning in Scientific and Technical Studies (GREVOL). First, the au thors describe the main characteristics of this research and action group and then give two examples courses where ethical content has been integrated: one of these is a technical course, named “Industrial Sensors”, and the other is through two humanistic subjects, called “Introduction to Development Aid” and “Development Aid Projects”.
NotesBoni, Alejandra 1; Email Address: aboni@dpi.upv.es Berjano, Enrique J. 2; Affiliation: 1: Project Engineering Department, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Camino de Vera, Valencia, Spain 2: Electronic Engineering Department, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Camino de Vera, Valencia, Spain; Source Info: May2009, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p205; Subject Term: EDUCATION -- Research; Subject Term: MORAL education; Subject Term: EDUCATION, Higher; Subject Term: ENGINEERING -- Study & teaching; Subject Term: EDUCATIONAL innovations; Subject Term: COLLEGE teachers; Subject Term: INDUSTRIAL arts; Subject Term: TECHNICAL education; Subject Term: VALENCIA (Spain); Subject Term: SPAIN; Author-Supplied Keyword: ethical learning; Author-Supplied Keyword: ethics competencies; Author-Supplied Keyword: social responsibility; Number of Pages: 9p; Document Type: Article
DOI10.1080/03043790802710177
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