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Board 71: A Website to Host Educational Modules on Global Engineering Ethics and Conduct Research in Cross-Cultural Moral Psychology: A Work in Progress

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2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Tampa, Florida

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June 15, 2019

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June 15, 2019

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June 19, 2019

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Engineering Ethics Division - WIP Poster Session

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Engineering Ethics

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Rockwell Franklin Clancy III University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong Joint Institute

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Rockwell F. Clancy is an Associate Teaching Professor in engineering ethics and philosophy at the University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute, Research Fellow in the Institute of Social Cognitive and Behavioral Science at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and has acted as a long-term educational consultant, setting up a course and writing a corresponding textbook with Heinz Luegenbiehl, entitled Global Engineering Ethics. His research and teaching interests include engineering ethics, moral psychology, philosophy of technology, Chinese philosophy, political philosophy, and contemporary European philosophy. Rockwell completed his PhD at Purdue University, West Lafayette, MA at the Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium, and BA at Fordham University, New York.

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Charlemagne Manuel

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To ensure more long-term ethical behaviors within engineering, a website is being developed to host educational modules on global engineering ethics and conduct research on cross-cultural moral psychology. The modules are all-inclusive, with a cross-cultural and international focus, requiring less preparation on the part of instructors and are easier for different types of students to use than existing online resources. Education and research using the site can occur at the same time, each strengthening the other in the process. Rather than simply ethical understanding or the ability to reason ethically, research on moral psychology can ensure more ethical behaviors, better understanding what people know and think about ethics and the causes of (un)ethical behaviors. This research is cross-cultural, since culture has been shown to affect behaviors and thoughts related to ethics, and the educational and working environments of engineering are more cross-cultural and international than ever before.

Clancy, R. F., & Manuel, C. (2019, June), Board 71: A Website to Host Educational Modules on Global Engineering Ethics and Conduct Research in Cross-Cultural Moral Psychology: A Work in Progress Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--32413

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