Engineering ethics at the Catholic University of Lille (France): research and teaching in a European context

TitleEngineering ethics at the Catholic University of Lille (France): research and teaching in a European context
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsDidier, C
JournalEuropean Journal of Engineering Education
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number03043797
Accession Number3889072
Keywordseducation , ENGINEERING , FRANCE
AbstractThis paper discusses two engineering ethics projects under development at the the Centre de recherche en éthique de l'ingénieur (CREI) at the Catholic University of Lille (France) the first is an engineering ethics course which has been running for 6 years in a state engineering school, where there is a strong emphasis on analysing the ethical issues of the students' first work experience. The second has to do with the writing of a European handbook on engineering ethics which gives us good insight into how engineering ethics as a discipline is shaped by the cultural background of those who develop it (dominant philosophical tradition, religious background, the way the engineering profession is organized and education). While this first project is extremely similar to the approach to teaching engineering ethics in the USA, this second approach relates to a new discipline that is developing in Europe, that of the ethics of technology.
NotesDidier, Christelle; Source Info: Dec2000, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p325; Subject Term: ENGINEERING -- Study & teaching; Subject Term: EDUCATION -- Curricula; Subject Term: ENGINEERING ethics; Subject Term: FRANCE; Number of Pages: 11p; Document Type: Article; Full Text Word Count: 5969
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