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An Introduction to the Integrated Community-Engaged Learning and Ethical Reflection Framework (I-CELER)

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Salt Lake City, Utah

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June 23, 2018

Start Date

June 23, 2018

End Date

July 27, 2018

Conference Session

Engineering Ethics Division Technical Session 5

Tagged Division

Engineering Ethics

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19

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https://peer.asee.org/29793

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Grant A. Fore Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis

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Grant Fore is a Research Associate in the STEM Education Innovation and Research Institute (SEIRI) at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. As a SEIRI staff member, Grant is involved in research development, qualitative and mixed methods research, and programmatic assessment and evaluation. His research interests include ethics and equity in STEM education, the intersubjective experience of the instructor/student encounter, secondary STEM teacher professional development, and issues of power in STEM education discourse. He is also an Anthropology doctoral candidate at the University of Cape Town, where he was previously awarded a Master's degree. His dissertation research is focused on exploring the ethical becoming of architecture students within courses utilizing community-engaged pedagogies.

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Justin L. Hess Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis

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Dr. Justin L Hess is the Assistant Director of the STEM Education Innovation and Research Institute at IUPUI. His research interests include ethics, design, and sustainability. Dr. Hess received each of his degrees from Purdue University, including a PhD in Engineering Education, a Master of Science in Civil Engineering, and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He is currently the Vice Chair of the American Society of Civil Engineers' Committee on Sustainability subcommittee on Formal Engineering Education.

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Brandon Sorge Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis

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Brandon Sorge is an Assistant Professor of STEM Education Research in the Department of Technology Leadership and Communication at the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI. His research interests include all aspects of STEM education, especially the impacts of all levels of policy on the development of a STEM literate workforce. He also conducts research related to leadership and the role of corporate responsibility in employee recruitment and retention. Before coming to IUPUI, Brandon ran the day-to-day operations of the Indiana STEM Resource Network where he co-founded the Indiana Science Initiative which provides research based science materials and professional development to approximately 2200 teachers impacting over 50,000 students each year. .

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Mary F. Price Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis

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Mary F. Price (price6@iupui.edu ) is an anthropologist and Director of Faculty Development at the IUPUI Center for Service and Learning. Mary works with scholar-practitioners, students and community members to strengthen practice, deepen learning and facilitate the creation of actionable knowledge through intentional and equitable partnerships, grounded in the principles of democratic engagement. She has over 20 years experience working with high impact educational practices including: service-learning, study abroad, learning communities and faculty-mentored undergraduate research. She holds a masters in Latin American Studies from the University of Florida, Gainesville and a doctorate in anthropology from Binghamton University, SUNY. Some of her current scholarly interests include development strategies to support the retention and advancement of publicly engaged scholars, values-engagement in assessment/research, and the role of relational expertise in community-academic partnerships.

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Martin A. Coleman Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis

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Martin A. Coleman is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Adjunct Associate Professor of American Studies at IUPUI in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is Editor and Director of the Santayana Edition, a critical edition of the works of American philosopher George Santayana. Coleman has published essays and edited volumes in American Philosophy.

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Thomas William Hahn Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis

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Julie Adele Hatcher

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Abstract

Cultivating ethical STEM researchers and practitioners requires movement beyond reducing ethical instruction to the rational exploration of moral quandaries via case studies and into the complexity of the ethical issues students will encounter within their careers. The Integrated Community-Engaged Learning and Ethical Reflection (I-CELER) framework was designed as a means to promote the ethical becoming of future STEM practitioners. This paper provides a synthesis of and rationale for I-CELER for promoting ethical becoming based on scholarly literature from various social science fields, including social anthropology, moral development, and psychology.

This paper proceeds in five parts. First, we introduce the state of the art of engineering ethics instruction, argue for the need of a lens that we describe as ethical becoming, and then detail the Specific Aims of our project. Second, we outline the three interrelated components of the project intervention. Third, we detail our convergent mixed methods research design, including its qualitative and quantitative counterparts. Fourth, we provide a brief description of what a course modify to the I-CELER approach might look like. Finally, we close by detailing the potential impact of this study in light of existing ethics education research within engineering.

Fore, G. A., & Hess, J. L., & Sorge, B., & Price, M. F., & Coleman, M. A., & Hahn, T. W., & Hatcher, J. A. (2018, June), An Introduction to the Integrated Community-Engaged Learning and Ethical Reflection Framework (I-CELER) Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/29793

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