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Current Status of Engineering Ethics Education in Korea

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2012 ASEE International Forum


San Antonio, Texas

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June 9, 2012

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June 9, 2012

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June 10, 2012

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Main Plenary 2 - Establishing Innovative Strategies Through the Virtuous Cycle of Research in Engineering Education - Korean Society for Engineering Education (KSEE)

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17.13.1 - 17.13.2



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Dong Joo Song Yeungnam University

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Dong Joo Song is currently President of Korea Engineering Education Research Center, an Affiliate of Accreditation Board for Engineering Education of Korea.

Also he is Head of Innovation Center for Engineering Education, Yeungnam University, Korea. At Yeungnam University, he holds a position as Professor of School of Mechanical Engineering.

He has been a member of board of directors of Korea Society of Engineering Education since 2000. He is a chair of engineering ethics education committee in KSEE. He had served as Chairman of Engineering Education Committee of Korea Society of Mechanical Engineers for three years. Currently he is an advisor of Engineering Education Division of Korea Society of Mechanical Engineers.

He has been Head and member of ABEEK evaluation teams for various universities in Korea since 2003. He has been session chairman, moderator, facilitator and keynote speaker of various engineering education (including engineering design) workshops, conferences and etc. Also he served as an organizer of KSEE engineering ethics education workshop held in August 2010.

Dong Joo Song received a B.S. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Seoul National University, M.S. and PhD in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Tech in USA.

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Current Status of Engineering Ethics Education in KoreaDong Joo SongProfessor, School of Mechanical Engineering, YeungnamUniversityPresident, Korea Engineering Education Research Center, words: Engineering Ethics Education, Accreditation,OutcomesCurrent status and trend in engineering Ethics Education inKorea are surveyed and studied.There was a first engineering ethics workshop held in Koreain August 2010. About 35 Professors and researchersgathered together and discussed intensively about effectiveengineering ethics education for the first time. The results from survey of participantswill be discussed. Also current status of engineering ethics education in Korea is to bepresented in the paper. Various courses handling ethical issues in many universities areto be discussed. And international cooperation between JSEE and KSEE on engineeringethics education will be discussed. It is only a beginning in Korea, however, due toABEEK accreditation, i.e., ethics outcome and due to societal needs to educateengineering students with responsible, critical and reflective ethical thinking capability,engineering ethics education will be emphasized greatly in Korea and further variousaction including government financial support will be developed to improve currenteducation system.

Song, D. J. (2012, June), Current Status of Engineering Ethics Education in Korea Paper presented at 2012 ASEE International Forum, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--17034

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