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Learning objectives

What are the intended learning objectives or goals for this module? What other goals or learning objectives are possible?

    Content objectives described below come from the aacsb ethics education task force report

  • Ethical Leadership (EL) : "Expanding ...awareness to include multiple stakeholder interests and ...developing and applying...ethical decision-making skills to organizational decisions in ways that are transparent to...followers." (b) "Executives become moral managers by recognizing and accepting their responsibility for acting as ethical role models."
  • Decision-Making (DM) : "Business schools typically teach multiple frameworks for improving students' ethical decision-making skills. Students are encouraged to consider multiple stakeholders and to assess and evaluate using different lenses and enlarged perspectives."
  • Social Responsibility (SR) : "Businesses cannot thrive in environments where societal elements such as education, public health, peace and personal security, fidelity to the rule of law, enforcement of contracts, and physical infrastructures are deficient."
  • Corporate Governance (CG) :(a) "Knowing the principles and practices of sound, responsible corporate governance can also be an important deterrent to unethical behavior." (b) "Understanding the complex interdependencies between corporate governance and other institutions, such as stock exchanges and regulatory bodies, can be an important factor in managing risk and reputation."

    Below are three different sets of skills objectives:

  • Skill objectives used at UPRM in various EAC efforts
  • The Hastings Center List
  • A list presented by Huff and Frey (referenced below) that combines recent research in moral psychology with skills useful for students learning the practice and profession of computing that includes computer science, computer engineering, and software engineering

    Uprm ethical empowerment skills list

  • UPRM Objectives are described in the context of faculty development workshops in the Science and Engineering Ethics article by Cruz and Frey referenced below:
  • Ethical Awareness : “the ability to perceive ethical issues embedded in complex, concrete situations. It requires the exercise of moral imagination which is developed through discussing cases that arise in the real world and in literature.”
  • Ethical Evaluation : “ the ability to assess a product or process in terms of different ethical approaches such as utilitarianism, rights theory, deontology, and virtue ethics.” This skill can also be demonstrated by ranking solution alternatives using ethics tests which partially encapsulate ethical theory such as reversibility, harm, and publicity.
  • Ethical Integration : “the ability to integrate—not just apply—ethical considerations into an activity (such as a decision, product or process) so that ethics plays an essential, constitutive role in the final results.”
  • Ethical Prevention : the ability to (a) uncover potential ethical and social problems latent in a socio-technical system and (b) develop effective counter-measures to prevent these latent problems from materializing or to minimize their harmful or negative impact. "Ethical" is an adjective that modifies “prevention”; hence ethical prevention does not mean the "prevention of the ethical" but the "prevention of the unethical", i.e., the harmful, the untoward, the incorrect, and the bad.
  • Value Realization : “the ability to recognize and exploit opportunities for using skills and talents to promote community welfare, enhance safety and health, improve the quality of the environment, and (in general) enhance wellbeing.

    Hastings center goals

  • Stimulate the moral imagination of students
  • Help students recognize moral issues
  • Help students analyze key moral concepts and principles
  • Elicit from students a sense of responsibility
  • Help students to accept the likelihood of ambiguity and disagreement on moral matters, while at the same time attempting to strive for clarity and agreement insofar as it is reasonably attainable (from Pritchard, Reasonable Children, 15)

    Goals for ethical education in science and engineering derived from psychological literature (huff and frey)

  • Mastering a knowledge of basic facts and understanding and applying basic and intermediate ethical concepts.
  • Practicing moral imagination (taking the perspective of the other, generating non-obvious solutions to moral problems under situational constraints, and setting up multiple framings of a situation)
  • Learning moral sensitivity
  • Encouraging adoption of professional standards into the professional self-concept
  • Building ethical community

Instructional / pedagogical strategies

Assessment / assurance of learning

Muddiest point exercise

This file contains a handout in Word format called the "Muddiest Point" Exercise or a "Muddy Point" exercise. It encourages students to reflect on an activity and identify its strongest and weakest points.

Eac module assessment form

This Word file consists of a handout that allows students to assess ethics integration exercises. It has been modified from a form used by Michael Davis at the Illinois Institute of Technology to assess EAC modules developed during NSF-funded EAC workshops.

Eac matrix for aacsb

This EAC Matrix helps users to model activities and gaps in EAC programs. It maps courses onto EAC objectives, and AACSB accreditation criteria. It helps both to recognize existing, ongoing EAC Integration projects and to identify gaps for which new EAC Integration Projects can be designed.

Ethics bowl rubric

The Ethics Bowl activity has been modified and adapted for the classroom at UPRM in Practical and Professional Ethics classes. The modified score sheets used at UPRM have been reworked into rubric form. They concentrate on intelligibility, integration of ethical considerations, treatment of feasibility issues, and demonstration of moral imagination and creativity.

Ethics test rubric

This rubric helps assess success in integrating the ethics tests of reversibility, harm/beneficence, and public identification into a decision-making exercise. It identifies common pitfalls and set up problems.

Ethical considerations rubric

This rubric can be found at http://academic.scranton.edu/department/assessment/ksom/. This uploaded version has minor modifications to fit the UPRM context.

Pedagogical commentary

Any comments or questions regarding this module? (For example: suggestions to authors, suggestions to instructors (how-to), queries or comments directed o EAC community, pitfalls or frustrations, novel ideas/approaches/uses, etc.)

Appendix (annotated)

Additional information or annotations for instructors regarding the Student Module Appendix

Questions & Answers

how can chip be made from sand
Eke Reply
is this allso about nanoscale material
are nano particles real
Missy Reply
Hello, if I study Physics teacher in bachelor, can I study Nanotechnology in master?
Lale Reply
no can't
where is the latest information on a no technology how can I find it
where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
has a lot of application modern world
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
ya I also want to know the raman spectra
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
yes that's correct
I think
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
nanocopper obvius
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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