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Interactive Session: Including Ethical Discussions in your Technical Classes The use of case studies is a recognized and powerful method for incorporating engineering ethics into engineering classrooms. However, leading interactive discussions and supporting ethical development is often an untrained skill for engineering faculty. To support ongoing faculty development amongst ASEE conference attendees, an interactive technical session is proposed where an experienced teacher of ethics in engineering contexts will lead attendees through a class-‐length case study chosen to address an issue broad enough to relate to multiple disciplines. After the discussion (about 45 minutes), there will be a 30-‐minute period to reflect on and discuss approaches to incorporating ethics discussion in classes, methods for supporting student discussion and evaluation of the experience. Attendees will interact with the discussion leader as they either hope or expect their students to participate (modeling student behavior). Attendees will be encouraged to observe the process while reflecting on what experiences may or may not work in their own classroom. The goal of this paper is to provide resources and information associated with this interactive “classroom” session. Curriculum information, suggestions for pedagogy, links to online and physical resources including prepared case studies, a biography of the presenter and pointers to useful information about teaching ethics will be presented.
Bates, R. A., & Loui, M. C. (2013, June), Interactive Session: Including Ethical Discussions in your Technical Classes Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/19808
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