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Session Overview
Ethics in Engineering Education Workshop
Wednesday, 18/Nov/2020:
10:30am - 12:30pm

Session Chair: Alison Gwynne-Evans
Location: Studio 1

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Workshop on teaching ethics within engineering

Alison Gwynne-Evans1, Marianne Camerer1, Manimagalay Chetty2, Lyn Horn1, Paula Saner1

1University of Cape Town, South Africa; 2Durban University of Technology


Session participants can expect to gain:

• the opportunity to engage with the different facets of teaching ethics including ethics as a skill, concept, knowledge, value and attitude

• the exploration of the difference between ethics as an individual and as a communal practice

• experience of online activities for the teaching of ethics to engineering students

• practical hands-on engagement with research ethics training and

• engagement with strategies to counter corruption in the public service.

Ethics within engineering can be seen as an individual practice and, as such, falls outside of professional discourse and processes. This workshop will reposition ethics as central to the practice of engineering and will engage with three key areas relating to research, the public sector and professional identity. Participants will go home with practical ideas for enhancing their own teaching of ethics to engineers. Participants will be engaged as students and teachers and expected to participate in and contribute to practical activities including scenarios.

Target Audience: All engineering education related stakeholders (management, deans, lecturers, learning support staff)

Number of Participants: 45

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