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#24 Diana Martin from UCL (UK) on Intercultural ethics

Season 4, Ep. 3

Welcome back to the third episode of this fourth season of the SEFI podcast!

 

In this first episode we talk to Dr. Diana Martin, a Senior Research Fellow within the Centre for Engineering Education (CEE) at University College London (UCL). Diana applies knowledge obtained during her study of both philosophy and liberal arts in her work into the implementation of ethics, sustainability and societal aspects within engineering education, having completed her PhD project entitled “Towards a Sociotechnical Reconfiguration of Engineering and an Education for Ethics, a Critical Realist Investigation into the Patterns of Education and Accreditation of Ethics in Engineering Programmes” in July 2020.


Join Dr. Natalie Wint (University College London) and Dr. Neil Cooke (University of Birmingham) to learn about incorporating a more globalised approach to engineering ethics education.


shownotes: https://www.sefi.be/2024/06/17/podcast-season-4-episode-3-european-engineering-educators-is-online/


Timestamps

0.00 Welcome and introduction to episode

0.38 Podcast Intro

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

2.31 Diana's Background

10.18 How Diana's experiences in different global contexts inform her approach to engineering ethics education

11.38 How ethics and intercultural ethics are conceptualised

12.37 Individual and collective responsibilities (microethical vs macroethical approaches)

16.44 Relevant values within engineering ethics and value sensitive design

24.00 The power of engineers in creation of technological artefacts: Introducing participatory/community-based approaches

27.15 Variation in meanings and emphasis on values in different contexts and cultures

34.33 WEIRD populations

37.16 How do we do this in the classroom? Use of PBL to support ethics education during design

45.30 Student response to ethics education

48.23 The global state of engineering ethics education: International Handbook of Engineering Education Research Chapter 

53.56 Final advice from Diana

1.01.46 Key takeaways from Natalie and Neil

 

Further Reading

This link is for the chapter in the International Handbook for Engineering Education Research entitled “Developing a Global and Culturally Inclusive Vision of Engineering Ethics Education and Research”

https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/oa-edit/10.4324/9781003287483-6/developing-global-culturally-inclusive-vision-engineering-ethics-education-research-diana-martin-alison-gwynne-evans-aleksandra-kazakova-qin-zhu?context=ubx&refId=302206b2-3b33-41f7-8d16-3f11278b0a09


This paper argues that mainstream value-sensitive approaches to design have been based on narrow understandings of personhood and social dynamics, which are biased toward Western Educated Industrialized Rich and Democratic cultures and contradicted by empirical evidence

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10516-023-09689-9


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