THE FUTURE OF TEACHING ENGINEERING ETHICS Thursday 7 September 2006
School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering University of Leeds. http://www2.idea.leeds.ac.uk/news/EngEthicsEvent/index_html
This interactive one-day event will consider the way forward on the teaching of ethics to engineering students across the UK. Representatives from industry, higher education and professional bodies will come together to debate the issues and to share best practice.
The programme will: – Analyse how current and future developments in engineering ethics relate to what it is to be a professional engineer. – Consider the impact of accreditation as a major driver for change. – Reflect on how engineering ethics can be further integrated into Higher Education curricula.
Who should attend? Engineering academics with experience and/or interest in the teaching of ethics, professionalism and corporate social responsibility and other academics
0930: Registration and coffee
1000: Welcome & Introduction Professor Roger Pollard, Faculty of Engineering, University of Leeds
1010: How does ethics fit into Professional Engineering? The Anglo American Plc. Perspective Presenter: Dr John Groom, Anglo American plc. Chair: Prof. Rev Simon Robinson, Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied CETL
1125: The increasing importance of ethics in the education of engineers & the expectations of the accreditation bodies Richard Shearman, UK Spec, Engineering Council UK
1145: Morning Coffee
1200: Integrating Ethics into the Curriculum Dr Chris Megone and Andrew Haslett
1215: Developing best practice in teaching engineering ethics Four parallel workshops 1. How can I help my students to become ethically responsible engineers? 2. Making effective use of engineering ethics Case Studies 3. Integrating Ethics at Level 1 using a customisable teaching pack 4. Implementing the TEEG curriculum map
1415: Developing best practice in teaching engineering ethics Four parallel workshops repeated
1515: Panel Debate: The future implementation of engineering ethics in higher education – Dr John Groom (Anglo American plc.) – Richard Shearman (ECUK) – Andrew Haslett (TEEG) – Dr Chris Megone (IDEA CETL) – Dr Ian Howard (University of Sheffield)
1615: Afternoon tea & networking