1st Edition

The Routledge International Handbook of Engineering Ethics Education

    672 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Responding to the need for a timely and authoritative volume dedicated to this burgeoning and expansive area of research, this handbook will provide readers with a map of themes, topics, and arguments in the field of engineering ethics education (EEE).

    Featuring critical discussion, research collaboration, and a team of international contributors of globally recognised standing, this volume comprises six key sections which elaborate on the foundations of EEE; teaching methods; accreditation and assessment; and interdisciplinary contributions. Over 100 researchers of EEE from around the globe consider the field from the perspectives of teaching, research, philosophy, and administration. The chapters cover fast-moving topics central to our current understanding of the world such as GDPR, AI, biotechnology, and ChatGPT; new insights into best practices research to equip programme leaders and instructors delivering ethics content to students.

    This Open Access volume will be of interest to researchers, scholars, postgraduate students, and faculty involved with engineering education, engineering ethics, and philosophy of education. Curriculum designers, staff developers teaching pedagogical courses to faculty, and engineering professionals may also benefit from this volume.

    Introduction: Mapping engineering ethics education


    Section 1: Foundations of engineering ethics education

    Overview by Thomas Taro Lennerfors

    1 The purposes of engineering ethics education

    Qin Zhu, Lavinia Marin, Aline Medeiros Ramos, and Satya Sundar Sethy

    2 Ethical theories

    Michael Kühler, Natalie Wint, Rafaela Hillerbrand, and Ester Gimenez-Carbo

    3 Individual and collective dimensions of ethical decision-making in engineering

    Kari Zacharias, Marion Hersh, Andrew O. Brightman, and Jonathan Beever

    4 Reason and emotion in engineering ethics education

    Nihat Kotluk, Johanna Lönngren, and Roland Tormey

    5 Professional organizations and codes of ethics

    Jeff R. Brown, Leroy Long, III, Taylor Mitchell, and Renato Bezerra Rodrigues

    6 A post-normal environment-centered approach to engineering ethics education

    Shannon Chance, Tom Børsen, and Gaston Meskens

    7 Engineering ethics education and artificial intelligence

    Cécile Hardebolle, Mihály Héder, and Vivek Ramachandran


    Section 2: Interdisciplinary contributions to engineering ethics education

    Overview by Roland Tormey

    8 Engineering ethics education through a critical view: some philosophical foundations

    Cristiano Cordeiro Cruz, Aline Medeiros Ramos, and Jie Gao

    9 Sociological, Postcolonial, and Critical Theory Foundations of Engineering Ethics Education

    Robert Braun, John Kleba, and Richard Randell

    10 Psychological Foundations of Engineering Ethics Education

    Inês Direito, Curwyn Mapaling, and Julianna Gesun

    11 Organization studies and engineering ethics education: Response-able engineering and education, situating ethics-in-practice

    Silvia Bruzzone and Silvia Gherardi

    12 Ethics and engineering design foundations

    Diana Bairaktarova, Natalie Wint, and Mauryn C. Nweke

    13 Law in engineering ethics education: An exploration

    Andreas Kotsios, Thomas Taro Lennerfors, and Mikael Laaksoharju


    Section 3: Ethical issues in different engineering disciplines

    Overview by Tom Børsen

    14 Ethical considerations in civil engineering

    Irene Josa, Ester Giménez-Carbo, and Christina Nick

    15 Ethical issues in mechanical and aerospace engineering

    Aaron W. Johnson, Corin L. Bowen, Cristiano Cordeiro Cruz, and Renato Bezerra Rodrigues

    16 Ethical issues in electronic and electrical engineering

    Susan M. Lord and John E. Mitchell

    17 Ethics in chemical engineering

    Jan Mehlich, Tom Børsen, and Dayoung Kim

    18 Ethical issues in software engineering

    Stephanie J. Lunn, Isis Hazewindus, Prajish Prasad, and Vivek Ramachandran


    Section 4:  Teaching methods in engineering ethics education

    Overview by Diana Martin

    19 Literature review of teaching methods: Trends and ways forward to support engineering ethics instruction

    Madeline Polmear, Tom Børsen, Heather Love, and Amir Hedayati

    20 Teaching ethics using case studies

    Christian Herzog, Aditya Johri, and Roland Tormey

    21 Embedded ethics in problem design: The case of problem-based learning in engineering and science

    Henrik Worm Routhe, Jette Egelund Holgaard, and Anette Kolmos

    22 Teaching responsible engineering and design through value-sensitive design

    Andrea R. Gammon, Annuska Zolyomi, Richmond Y. Wong, Eva Eriksson, Camilla Gyldendahl Jensen, and Rikke Toft Nørgård

    23 Ethics in service-learning and humanitarian engineering education

    Scott Daniel, Adetoun Yeaman, and William Oakes

    24 Arts-based methods in engineering ethics education

    Sarah Jayne Hitt, David D. Gillette, and Lauren E. Shumaker

    25 Reflective and dialogical approaches in engineering ethics education

    Lavinia Marin, Yousef Jalali, Alexandra Morrison, and Cristina Voinea


    Section 5: Assessment of different aspects of engineering ethics education

    Overview by Gunter Bombaerts

    26 A framework for the assessment of ethical competencies and affective dispositions

    Elena Mäkiö, Tijn Borghuis, Juho Mäkiö, and Jolanta Kowal

    27 Assessing attitudes and character in engineering ethics education: Current state and future directions

    Adetoun Yeaman, Balamuralithara Balakrishnan, Olga Pierrakos, and Elise M. Dykhuis

    28 Employing epistemic micro-practices to assess progress and barriers in engineering students’ ethics development

    Siara Isaac and Ashley Shew

    29 Aspirations for ethical education in engineering curricula envisioned through the quality lens of Goodlad typology

    Emanuela Tilley, Nienke Nieveen, Christine Boshuijzen-van Burken, and Folashade Akinmolayan Taiwo

    30 Assessing engineering ethics education leveraging stakeholder engagement in engineering programs

    Alison Gwynne-Evans, Irene Magara, Esther Matemba, and Sarah Junaid

    31 Two criticisms of engineering ethics assessment: The importance of behaviors and culture

    Rockwell Clancy, Xin Luo, Chunping Fan, and Fumihiko Tochinai


    Section 6: Accreditation and engineering ethics education

    Overview by Shannon Chance

    32 Foundational perspectives on ethics in engineering accreditation

    Brent K. Jesiek, Qin Zhu, and Gouri Vinod

    33 Contextual mapping of ethics education and accreditation nationally and internationally

    Sarah Junaid, José Fernando Jiménez Mejía, Kenichi Natsume, Madeline Polmear, and Yann Serreau

    34 Accreditation and licensure: Processes and implications

    Angela R. Bielefeldt, Diana Martin, and Madeline Polmear

    35 A feminist critical analysis of engineering ethics education and the powers at play in accreditation, research, and practice

    Jillian Seniuk Cicek, Robyn Mae Paul, Diana Martin, and Donna Riley

    36 Accreditation processes and implications for ethics education at the local level

    Helena Kovacs and Stephanie Hladik


    Shannon Chance is Lecturer and Program Chair at Technological University Dublin, Ireland, Honorary Professor at University College London, UK, Deputy Editor of the European Journal of Engineering Education (EJEE), and former Professor of Architecture at Hampton University, US.

    Tom Børsen is Associate Professor in Techno-Anthropology, Department of Sustainability and Planning, Aalborg University, Denmark, and member of the research group in Techno-Anthropology and Participation (TAPAR) as well as of the board of the think tank: Techno-Ethics.

    Diana Martin is Senior Researcher with the Centre for Engineering Education, University College London, UK, holding a doctorate in engineering ethics education from Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) in Ireland.

    Roland Tormey is a sociologist and Senior Scientist in EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), Switzerland, where he leads the Teaching Support Centre.

    Thomas Taro Lennerfors is Professor and Head of the Division of Industrial Engineering and Management, Uppsala University, Sweden.

    Gunter Bombaerts is Assistant Professor in Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences, Philosophy and Ethics, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands.