Engineering Ethics Education for Social Justice: Implementation and Preliminary Data

Elliot P. Douglas, J. Britt Holbrook, Florencia Corbo-Ferreira

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Abstract

This work-in-progress paper describes a new course in engineering ethics focused on social justice and preliminary data we have collected as part of a quantitative study on its effectiveness. This course was designed using the Understanding by Design approach. Unlike traditional engineering ethics classes, it has a strong focus on social justice. It asks students to reconsider what it means to be an ethical engineer, with particular attention to listening as a core engineering skill. The course has been implemented at two institutions, the University of Florida and New Jersey Institute of Technology. We are in the beginning stages of collecting data on its effectiveness, using measures of perspective taking and moral efficacy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2022 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2022
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665462440
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Event2022 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2022 - Uppsala, Sweden
Duration: Oct 8 2022Oct 11 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
Volume2022-October
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Conference

Conference2022 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2022
Country/TerritorySweden
CityUppsala
Period10/8/2210/11/22

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

Keywords

  • engineering ethics
  • ethics education
  • social justice

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