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A Search for Directions in Engineering Education Development in a Knowledge-Based Society in Terms of Engineering Ethics Education: An Exploration of Ethics Across the Living Beyond Ethics Across the Curriculum (지식기반사회 공학교육의 발전방향 탐색: EAC를 넘어 EAL로)

  • Pyun, Kyung-Hee;Song, Dong-Joo
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.14 no.2
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    • pp.68-75
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    • 2011
  • The purpose of this research is to search for directions in engineering education development in a knowledge-based society in terms of 'engineering ethics educatio'. Engineering ethics education, having been recognized as an inter-disciplinary research field between engineering and philosophy, is a field that has been a major issue in countries that execute engineering education accreditation. And engineering ethics education has been a peculiar research field focused on EAC(Ethics across the Curriculum). Therefore, this study has deduced several results by critically reviewing the extant EAC-related literatures. First, accomplishments by various researchers that may well quoted as the leader of engineering ethics study and education or the educational achievements of Kanazawa Institute of Technology in Japan are considerably substantial. However, the EAC discussions thus far still raise numerous barriers and unsolved issues. Second, the discussion of EAC thus far comprehends limitations such as a shortage of the recognition of inter-disciplinary study in the field of education and insufficient participation by education majors. Third, the engineering and philosophy field experts who have been leading EAC discussions have been pursuing integrated education courses either consciously or unconsciously. Fourth, EAC discussions may expand by again illuminating the intent of integrated education courses in terms of 'education and the study of education', and this new facet can be summed up with a new term, EAL, which stands for 'Ethics across the Living.'

Deriving Improvement Scheme through Analyzing the Actual Condition of Engineering Ethics: Based on User (공학윤리 교육과목 실태분석을 통한 개선방안 도출: 수요자를 중심으로)

  • Lee, Tai-Sik;Jun, Young-Joon;Noh, Jae-Yoon;Park, Min-Seo
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.11 no.3
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    • pp.96-107
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    • 2008
  • Purpose of the study is to derive improvement scheme by analyzing the actual condition of engineering ethics educational curriculum. Documentary survey was conducted to derive the concept of engineering ethics, background of how engineering ethics educational curriculum was introduced, the purpose and educational method of engineering ethics education, and the present condition of domestic and foreign engineering ethics education. On this basis, survey was taken on engineering ethics class students and company recruiters. Therefore, improvement scheme that suits domestic engineering ethics education curriculum has been suggested.

An Analysis of the Engineering Ethics Education in Japan (일본의 기술자 윤리 교육 현황 분석)

  • Kim, Cheong-Sig
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.10 no.1
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    • pp.86-96
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    • 2007
  • The purpose of this study is to investigate and to display circumstances about importance issues connected with various publication data and engineering ethic principle. It is an investigation study about circumstance and actual conditions of engineering ethics education that is spoken by engineering ethics or engineer ethics on present Japan. Engineering ethics principle, or engineer ethics education is continued until present appearing in the 1980s by formal course of study in the case of American university. But, in the case of Japan, along with appearance of JABEE (Japanese Accreditation Board for engineering education), engineering ethics education for engineer is proceeded very intensively. At present, the purpose of engineering ethics education is heard on important engineering literary category so much so that can emphasize very as basic attitude to prepare everybody if it is a person who is to be an engineer. The present condition and circumstance of Japanese engineering ethics education analysis may become good information in the beginning step on ethics principle education of engineering our country.

Teaching Engineering Ethics across National Borders

  • Luegenbiehl, Heinz C.
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.10 no.2
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    • pp.106-117
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    • 2007
  • Recently there has arisen an increasing world-wide emphasis on teaching ethics within the engineering curriculum. Much of the teaching has relied on the use of an American model emphasizing autonomy and professional identification. This paper argues that this model is inadequate when engineering is seen in a global perspective, because different cultural values are dominant throughout the world, some of which stand in sharp contrast to traditional Western values based on the primacy of the individual. A new global engineering ethics thus needs to be constructed which takes into account a variety of different cultural values and local circumstances, but which is able to serve as a uniting ethical foundation for engineers throughout the world. The paper suggests that the development of a global code of engineering ethics would be a fruitful way to pursue such a strategy.

Searching for Responsibility Ethics in Science and Technology Era: Focusing on Hans Jonas's Das Prinzip Veranwortung (과학기술시대의 책임윤리를 찾아서: 한스 요나스의 "책임의 원칙"을 중심으로)

  • Kim, Eun-Cheol;Song, Sung-Soo
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.15 no.1
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    • pp.72-78
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    • 2012
  • This paper deals with metaphysical aspects of responsibility focusing on Hans Jonas's Das Prinzip Veranwortung as an attempt to further the discussion on the responsibility of scientists and engineers. After the examination on the necessity of new ethics reflecting the characteristics of contemporary science and technology, the philosophical foundation and major themes of Jonas's future-oriented ethics, i.e. responsibility ethics are analysed. Jonas argued new ethics should consider man and nature simultaneously based on the unification of being and what should be, and presented collectivity, continuity, and future-orientation as a basis of responsibility ethics. In conclusion, this paper suggests implications of Jonas's argument for science and technology ethics such as sustainability, precautionary principle, and responsibility of creator.

Engineering Ethics Education: Issue and Strategy (공학 윤리 교육: 현황과 쟁점, 그리고 전략)

  • Han, Kyong-Hee;Heo, Jun-Haeng;Lee, Chung-Yong
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.12 no.1
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    • pp.31-41
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    • 2009
  • With the rapid development of science and technology and their increased impacts on our society, we witness a growing recognition of the importance of engineers' social responsibility and their professional ethics. Especially, the introduction of EC2000 and ABET into engineering education has been contributed to reinforce the systemization of ethics instruction. However, we could not attain the educational goal of integration of engineering education and ethics by general declaration of its importance. We need to deal with the vital questions how to institutionalize and implement engineering ethics in engineering curriculum. This article focuses on three aspects. First, it mainly outlines the developments and the traits of engineering education in American universities. Second, by classifying the engineering ethics education into several patterns, we discuss the characteristics and implications according to those Patterns. Third, it is helpful to explore the way how we could apply these patterns to Korean engineering education. It is expected to combine the stand-alone engineering ethics lectures with ethics -across -the -curriculum considering each university's circumstances and resources. Still, many challenges remain, most notably the need for engineering faculty and non-engineering faculty to cooperate and accept for engineering ethics education.

Between Individual and Organization: Reinterpreting the Challenger Disaster and Finding an Interface between STS and Engineering Ethics (개인과 조직 사이에서: 챌린저호 폭발사고에 대한 재해석과 STS-공학윤리의 접점 찾기)

  • Sung, Han-Ah;Hong, Sung-Ook
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.15 no.1
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    • pp.53-60
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    • 2012
  • On the grounds of Diane Vaughan's pioneering study into the Challenger Disaster, STS(Science and Technology Studies) scholars have recently argued that most engineers seldom face an ethical situation, in which the boundary between the ethical and the unethical is absolutely clear, and for which a serious moral decision such as "whistle blowing" is urgently needed. They have instead suggested that engineering ethics needs to address engineers' everyday routine practices, which, if accumulated, may have some impact upon the overall performance of the technological system. However, such studies have not completely resolved the tension between STS that emphasizes contextual elements in which the everyday practice of engineers are done, on the one hand, and engineering ethics that stresses individual engineer's moral decision of an existential kind, on the other. By discussing various works on the Challenger Disaster and related issues over technological risks, this paper attempts to establish an interface between STS and engineering ethics, and proposes some practical implications for the effective education of engineering ethics to engineering students.

The Actual State of Engineering Ethics Curriculum (공과대학의 공학윤리 교육과정 운영 실태 조사)

  • Lee So-Yee;Kim Tae-Hoon;Rho Tae-Cheon;Kim Choon-Gil
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.8 no.2
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    • pp.35-51
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    • 2005
  • The purpose of this study was to survey the actual state of engineering ethics curriculum in engineering college. This study was carried out through literature review and survey to accomplish the purpose. The subjects for the survey were 31 lecturer from 14 colleges that accrediated by ABEEK and prepare accrediatation. The results of this study were as follows. EAC(Ethics Across the Curriclum) was introduced in Engineering Ethics Education. There were a lot of students in a lecture and the plural lecturers were not appoined. In objectives of education, it was surveyed that focused in engineering situation above all theory of ethics and theoritical contents are entering into large part of engineering ethics education. The lecture method and paper-pencil assessment were used mainly in the lecture.

Comparative Analysis about Business Ethics Management between Korea Company and U.S Company (한국-미국기업의 윤리경영 비교연구)

  • Lee, Jong-Woon;Ree, Sang-Bok
    • Proceedings of the Korean Society for Quality Management Conference
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    • pp.417-422
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    • 2006
  • This study is an attempt to investigate Korea & U.S Company Corporate ethics Programs & System through the Corporate Favorite Index and researches. Design of Ethics Management Model on how in contemporary Corporate & society. today, There many Corporate & social ethics problems in the post knowledge society based monetary circulation. We can design Ethics Management Model the key to solving today's inconsistency of Capitalism & Corporate ethics problems from Integrated & analysis our Corporate Ethics Management. This is the purpose of this thesis.

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Crisis of Capitalism and Ethics Management of Enterprise

  • Lee, Jong-Woon;Ree, Sang-Bok
    • The Asian Journal on Quality
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    • v.8 no.1
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    • pp.120-136
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    • 2007
  • Author considered the contradiction of Capitalism and its Solution, systemized the concept to newly define Ethics Management and social Responsibility whose various terminologies are used in Domestic and foreign country and compared, analyzed and considered global guideline, standard organization and global Evaluation Model of internationally-performed Ethics Management on the basis of the concept of new Ethics Management.