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Ethical and social issues in engineering practice are becoming highly prevalent and multifaceted because of the growing complexity of technology, the nature of public policies, and digital disruption in our society. This necessitates that students have a stronger understanding of ethical and societal implications of their work, and are equipped to make well-reasoned decisions that are consistent with their personal and professional values. In this work, we present a pedagogical tool to enhance ethics education and better prepare engineering students in dealing with ethical issues related to their practice as well as emerging technologies. The prototypical ethical decision-making tool builds upon an existing framework, which parallels the engineering design process and provides students with series of steps for identifying pertinent ethical and sociotechnical issues, applying a range of ethical theories, and arriving at well-informed decision.
Subbian, V., & Shaw, L. R. (2020, June), Piloting an Adaptive Ethical Decision-making Tool for Engineering Students Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--35056
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