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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.'

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.

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.

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.