publication . Article . 2017

Improving Student Engagement in the Study of Professional Ethics: Concepts and an Example in Cyber Security

John D. Bustard;
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  • Published: 11 Apr 2017 Journal: Science and Engineering Ethics, volume 24, issue 2, pages 683-698 (issn: 1353-3452, eissn: 1471-5546, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Country: Bangladesh
Abstract
In spite of the acknowledged importance of professional ethics, technical students often show little enthusiasm for studying the subject. This paper considers how such engagement might be improved. Four guiding principles for promoting engagement are identified: (1) aligning teaching content with student interests; (2) taking a pragmatic rather than a philosophical approach to issue resolution; (3) addressing the full complexity of real-world case studies; and (4) covering content in a way that students find entertaining. The use of these principles is then discussed with respect to the specific experience of developing and presenting a master’s module in Ethica...
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free text keywords: Ethics, Professional, Cybersecurity, research,inovation, trust, resilience, translation, Curriculum development, Original Paper, Ethics, Cyber security, Case studies, Psychology, Curriculum design, Management of Technology and Innovation, Health Policy, Issues, ethics and legal aspects, Health(social science), Engineering ethics, Enthusiasm, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Sociology, Conflict of interest, Curriculum, Guiding Principles, Professional ethics, Computer security, computer.software_genre, computer, Public relations, business.industry, business, Philosophical methodology, Student engagement
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publication . Article . 2017

Improving Student Engagement in the Study of Professional Ethics: Concepts and an Example in Cyber Security

John D. Bustard;