July 26, 2021
July 26, 2021
July 19, 2022
Technological and Engineering Literacy/Philosophy of Engineering
This work focuses on a single question: “Which virtues are better to emphasize in the formation of engineering and computing professionals?” This examination attempts to bridge what the profession(s) assert to be good (codes of ethics) to observable virtues/dispositions that can be connected to student formation. This paper presents an application of virtue ethics and using virtues as a means of connecting ethical considerations expected of engineering and computing professionals to competency. It lays out the case for connecting virtue to competency, presents a collection of operational definitions for various virtues and then explores a collection of engineering and computing codes of ethics as a means of identifying virtues and dispositions necessary to engineering and computing competence.
Frezza, S. T., & Greenly, J. M. (2021, July), Identifying Core Engineering Virtues: Relating Competency and vVrtue to Professional Codes of Ethics Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. https://peer.asee.org/37268
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