Towards a collaborative strategy to research the teaching of ethics within the engineering curriculum across south african higher education institutions

Alison Gwynne-Evans, Manimagalay Chetty, Sarah Junaid

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Abstract

Engineering ethics provides a trans-disciplinary focus for a research project linking the different engineering disciplines within engineering education. Engineering ethics is positioned as providing a context and rationale to the technical skills and knowledge developed throughout the engineering curriculum. This research project aims to identify differences in conceptual approaches to the teaching of ethics within engineering. The paper focuses on developing a conceptual framework for the teaching of ethics within engineering that models a collaborative research methodology. An expanded conception of the teaching of ethics within engineering provides the opportunity to demonstrate synergy between the teaching of ethics within engineering and the Engineering Council of South Africa's (ECSA) Exit Level Outcomes (ELOs). This provides a context to the pilot project research into the tools and strategies for teaching ethics to engineering students, in preparation for a longer-term project.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th Research in Engineering Education Symposium, REES 2019 - Making Connections
EditorsBruce Kloot
PublisherResearch in Engineering Education Network
Pages473-482
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780799226003
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jul 2019
Event8th Research in Engineering Education Symposium: Making Connections, REES 2019 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 10 Jul 201912 Jul 2019

Conference

Conference8th Research in Engineering Education Symposium: Making Connections, REES 2019
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period10/07/1912/07/19

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Gwynne-Evans, A., Chetty, M., & Junaid, S. (2019). Towards a collaborative strategy to research the teaching of ethics within the engineering curriculum across south african higher education institutions. In B. Kloot (Ed.), Proceedings of the 8th Research in Engineering Education Symposium, REES 2019 - Making Connections (pp. 473-482). Research in Engineering Education Network.