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A Comparative Analysis on the Codes of Ethics in Engineering Societies: The Cases of USA and Korea (공학단체의 윤리강령에 관한 비교분석: 미국과 한국의 사례를 중심으로)

  • Song, Sung-Soo
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.11 no.3
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    • pp.78-89
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    • 2008
  • This paper analyses the codes of ethics of eight engineering societies in USA and Korea focusing on fundamental canons, and major findings are as follows. Firstly, engineering societies in Korea began to make a code of ethics recent1y. Secondly, codes of ethics in USA have similar contents by mutual learning contrary to Korean cases. Thirdly, some codes of ethics in Korea are very poor and their presence are not well perceived. Fourthly, codes of ethics in Korea don't cover comprehensively responsibility to the public, to employers or clients, and to the profession. Fifthly, engineering societies in USA hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public. Sixthly, new social issues including sustainable development are well discussed in the codes of ethics in USA.

Business Ethics Evaluation Model for the Improvement of Enterprise Value (기업가치 향상을 위한 윤리경영의 평가모델)

  • Lee, Jong Woon;Ree, Sang-Bok
    • Journal of the Korean Society for Quality Management
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    • v.35 no.2
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    • pp.53-62
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    • 2007
  • Until now, Capitalism Problem have been reported by many literature and are recognized which problem cannot be solved this matter. Global organization have been suggested Business ethics to solve Capitalism Problem. Nowadays, Global Excellence Enterprise who already use Business ethics, who well know Business ethics are powerful Competitive factor for Enterprise to survive. It is necessary to apply Business ethics which is Appraisal Model for Business ethics. In this paper, we suggest Appraisal Model for Business Ethics Evaluation and apply to real fields.

Connecting Engineering Ethics and Philosophy of Technology (공학윤리와 기술철학: 그 접점을 찾아서)

  • Son, Wha-Chul
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.13 no.6
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    • pp.122-131
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    • 2010
  • This paper suggests teaching philosophy of technology in engineering ethics class, as a realistic solution for convergence education of engineering and humanities. First, the need for convergence between engineering and humanities are presented, which is followed by the analysis of the current convergence education in Korea, especially since the introduction of the ABEEK. Third, the proposal for teaching philosophy of technology in engineering ethics will be presented, together with the expected effect of such a trial. Finally, the actual implementation of this curricula will be introduced. In 2008 and 2009, the engineering ethics course in Handong Global University adopted this proposal. The evaluation of students will be examined, which indicates the direction that the convergence of engineering and humanities should take.

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Considered for Global Guide Lines and Rating Model of the ethics management (윤리경영의 글로벌 가이드라인 및 평가모델 고찰)

  • Lee, Jong-Woon;Ree, Sang-Bok
    • Proceedings of the Korean Society for Quality Management Conference
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    • pp.351-359
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    • 2006
  • 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.

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Factors in Information and Communication Ethics Behavior of College Students Majoring in Information and Communication Engineering (정보통신공학 전공 대학생의 정보통신윤리 행동과 관련 변수)

  • Lee, Yoo-Jong
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.13 no.3
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    • pp.68-77
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    • 2010
  • This paper was designed to identify influencing factors and to develop indices for measuring information and communication technology related ethics behaviors of college students majoring in information and communication engineering. Data collected from 288 students surveyed in Busan and Kyungnam area were used and the average of information and communication engineering ethics were below the mid-points meaning 'fairly ethical'. 'Passively violating behavior' showed the highest value (2.77 out of 5) while 'rudeness and insulting behavior' showed the lowest (1.65 out of 5). Second, variables of gender, age, religion, idealism, and relativism were revealed to be meaningful ones. Results can help educators understand the influencing factors in information and communication technology related ethics behaviors of college students as well as develop topics in educating engineering ethics.

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Arranged Stories Reflecting the Thinking of Students in Engineering Ethics Case Study Method

  • Yasui, Mitsukuni
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.17 no.5
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    • pp.28-32
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    • 2014
  • Engineering Ethics is a fundamental and essential subject and the understanding of ethics is of great importance for students in engineering courses and professional engineers. Most courses would consist of ethical tests, decision making opportunities, case studies, case methods, and group discussion. It is important to consider each case carefully, so we offer a number of hypothetical short stories to students as case methods that they cover in detail. We check the behavior decisions of students as they read the hypothetical short stories. In this study, the short story was about 200 words in length. This paper shows how, with the addition of minor changes to the text, some students changed their behavioral decisions. For example, with the addition of "if you take financial liability for the losses," some thought that they would not want to carry the debt. Other cases showed how some students disliked the majority rule. The paper shows that this arranged hypothetical short story method can often guide student's decision-making process, and can result in decreased undesirable decisions.

Implementing Instructional Modules for Engineering Ethics into Engineering Curricula (공학윤리 교육모듈 컨텐츠를 이용한 전공교과목에서의 공학윤리 교육)

  • Lee, Young-Nam;Kim, Dae-Wook;Yu, Ji-Beom;Hwang, Sung-Ho;Kim, Hyun-Soo
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.10 no.4
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    • pp.78-92
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    • 2007
  • This study presents how the engineering ethics instructional modules have been developed based on Korean culture and how they are implemented into the existing engineering curricula at Sungkyunkwan University. The engineering ethics instructional modules were designed to be taught by engineering faculty members who did not have any teaching experience in ethics. As a result, it was determined that the engineering ethics instructional modules should include a detailed instructor lesson plan and all supporting resources such as slides (Power Point base), and handouts, or assessment units (pre- and post-test). Two 75 minute modules developed in this study consist of the diverse instructional activities for various student group sizes. In order to improve students' interests and classroom attention, various visual and audio resources such as famous movies, cartoons, and poems were included in the instructional resources. In addition, a number of case studies which might happen in the students' daily lives were chosen. The resulting ethical module No. 1 has been instructed in the existing engineering classes during the 1st semester in 2007. Overall, the students reported positive impressions of the modules and the faculty members also reported favorable perceptions of the modules. Also, team based activities encouraged students to participate in constructing the event trees, which are a basic analysis tool for ethics case studies. The results of this study will provide a guideline of implementing engineering ethics into the engineering curricula to other engineering programs and schools.

Measuring the Effectiveness of Teaching and Actual Condition of Internet Ethics of the Undergraduate Students (인터넷 윤리의식의 실태 분석 및 교육 효과 측정)

  • Kim, Tae-Hee;Kang, Moon-Seol
    • Journal of the Korea Institute of Information and Communication Engineering
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    • v.14 no.5
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    • pp.1257-1269
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    • 2010
  • The internet which is fast spread over all areas of our lives provides us with benefits of efficiency, productivity, and amusement; however, its features as an anonymous and non-face-to-face medium have raised a serious social issue of the collapse of internet ethics due to the abuse of it. Thereupon, the importance of internet ethics education has been highlighted to prevent side effects resulted from the internet and cultivate human-centered internet culture. In this paper, we suggests desirable methods for internet ethics education based on the investigation and analysis of the status of university freshmen's internet ethics. This research conducted a survey and analyzed its result after categorizing the status of internet ethics into the invasion of private information, invasion of intellectual property rights, harmful information, internet communication culture, cyber violence, internet addiction, and internet fraud. And based on the result of analyzing their internet ethics, this paper suggests desirable methods for internet ethics education. Next, internet ethics education was conducted by applying the proposed methods for internet ethics education, and its educational effect was evaluated. According to the result of verifying the educational effect measured statistically, it has proved that the suggested internet ethics education is effective to improve undergraduates' internet ethics.

The Ethics of Robots and Humans in the Post-Human Age (포스트휴먼 시대의 로봇과 인간의 윤리)

  • You, Eun-Soon;Cho, Mi-Ra
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.18 no.3
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    • pp.592-600
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    • 2018
  • As the field of robots is evolving to intelligent robots that can replace even humans' mental or emotional labor, 'robot ethics' needed in relationship between humans and robots is becoming a crucial issue these days. The purpose of this study is to consider the ethics of robots and humans that is essential in this post-human age. It will deal with the followings as the main contents. First, with the cases of developing ethics software intended to make robots practice ethics, the authors begin this research being conscious about the matter of whether robots can really judge what is right or wrong only with the ethics codes entered forcibly. Second, regarding robot ethics, we should consider unethicality that might arise from learning data internalizing human biasness and also reflect ethical differences between countries or between cultures, that is, ethical relativism. Third, robot ethics should not be just about ethics codes intended for robots but reflect the new concept of 'human ethics' that allows humans and robots to coevolve.

Discovery of the DNA double helix structure as a model of Liberal Education for Engineers (공학소양교육 사례로서의 DNA 구조 발견)

  • Nam, Young
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.21 no.6
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    • pp.54-62
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    • 2018
  • This study is an analysis of the process of the discovery of the DNA double helix structure from an engineering literacy education perspective. The explanation of the DNA double helix structure by James Watson and Francis Crick in 1952 is a well-known scientific episode. The process is also a combination of various incidents that can frequently happen in competitive engineering research and development situations. Therefore, the process of the discovery of the DNA structure is a remarkable event that can cover all subjects, such as engineering and ethics, research ethics, communication between researchers, engineering and leadership, engineering and teamwork, and engineering and women. This paper focuses on analyzing the research ethics issues associated with Rosalind Franklin and comparing and analyzing the three teams that were very close to the discovery of the DNA structure. By looking at why the Watson and Crick team got the final answer instead of the Linus Pauling's team or the Maurice Wilkins and Rosalind Franklin's team, the virtues of the technology development process that should be taught in engineering literacy education will be naturally presented.