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#22 Sarah Jayne Hitt from EPC UK on Ethics Toolkit

Season 4, Ep. 1

Welcome back to the fourth season of the SEFI podcast!

 

In this first episode we talk to Professor Sarah Jayne Hitt, who, amongst her many roles, project manages the Engineering Professors Council or EPC’s Ethics Toolkit, a resource designed to help engineering educators embed ethics in teaching.

 

Join Dr. Natalie Wint (University College London) and Dr. Neil Cooke (University of Birmingham) to learn about the power of crowdsourcing in capacity building in teaching engineering ethics.


Timestamps

0.00 Welcome and introduction to episode

0.16 Podcast Intro

0.35 Experiences in teaching ethics to engineering students from Natalie and Neil

2.34 Sarah's Background

5.45 The Engineering Professors Council (EPC)

7.35 The role of Liberal Arts in Engineering Education

9.52 The Joint Statement of Ethical Principles and its role in the toolkit

12.33 How the toolkit came about

14.44 What does the toolkit consist of?

16.37 The crowdsourcing process and creation of the toolkit

19.31 The role and benefits of the review process

20.11 The benefits of crowdsourcing and diversity of contributors

22.08 Navigating the Ethics Explorer and the landscape

25.55 The growth and future of the toolkit

27.04 What makes a good case study?

29.56 An example of a case study from the toolkit

33.12 Consideration for micro and macro ethics

35.00 Guidance documents

39.33 What still needs to be done?

42.22 Final advice from Sarah

44.01 Key takeaways from Natalie and Neil


Resources:

Ethics Explorer - Engineering Professors Council (epc.ac.uk)

Educating the Whole Engineer by Integrating Engineering and the Libera (taylorfrancis.com)

https://www.ijee.ie/latestissues/Vol38-3/07_ijee4189.pdf

https://raeng.org.uk/media/kr0j2ejr/rae-engineering-ethics-full-report_v7.pdf

https://serc.carleton.edu/geoethics/Decision-Making

https://epc.ac.uk/toolkit/tackling-tough-topics-in-discussion/

https://epc.ac.uk/resources/toolkit/about-toolkits/contribute-a-resource-to-one-of-our-toolkits/


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