The challenge of transversal education through teaching ethics in engineering: From hubris to hybrid

Muñoz Ruiz, Emilio and García Laso, Ana and Martín Sánchez, Domingo Alfonso (2016). The challenge of transversal education through teaching ethics in engineering: From hubris to hybrid. "Philosophy of technology and engineering" ; pp. 1-15. ISSN 1879-7202. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71958-0_17.

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Title: The challenge of transversal education through teaching ethics in engineering: From hubris to hybrid
Author/s:
  • Muñoz Ruiz, Emilio
  • García Laso, Ana
  • Martín Sánchez, Domingo Alfonso
Item Type: Article
Title of Book: Philosophy of Technology and Engineering
Título de Revista/Publicación: Philosophy of technology and engineering
Date: 2016
ISSN: 1879-7202
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Faculty: E.T.S.I. de Minas y Energía (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Geológica y Minera
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Challenge has been the driving force to carry out the project of ethics introduction in the engineering studies at the School of Mining and Energy of the Technical University of Madrid. The challenge was faced with the support of arguments derived from the analytical review of the modern scientific policy trajectory through Europe and the United States, with Spain remaining in an ill-defined situation, along the decades of the 20th and 21st centuries. The emerging ideas from that process were that a blend of top-down and bottom-up approaches intervened in science policy design and promotion whereas a hubris culture evolved in the scientific and technological realm. The decision was to adopt a highly innovative trajectory with several landmarks to travel from the scientific and technological hubris to social hybridization. A first critical step was to tackle the process in a different way to that imposed by the Spanish context limitations by moving from top down approaches to bottom up ones. A second one was to introduce ethics in engineering higher education curricula within the perspective of an interethics concept based on responsibility supported consequentialism. The integrative teaching scheme has shown to be valid and valuable for students acquiring transversal skills.

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Item ID: 45903
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/45903/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:45903
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-71958-0_17
Official URL: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-71958-0_17
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 17 May 2017 09:17
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2019 13:03
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