2019 Graduate Lecture in Science, Technology and Society S1A

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Social and Human Sciences
Instructor(s)
Fudano Jun 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Tue1-2(W932)  
Group
-
Course number
SHS.S441
Credits
1
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2019/3/25
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

The objectives of the course are the following:
1) To examine the current state of science and engineering ethics research and education in Japan and the other parts of the world
2) To curry out a research on a case having to do with science and engineering ethics and critically analyze the case
3) To produce an educational module for science and engineering ethics

Student learning outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to
1) explain the current state of research and education of engineering ethics
2) explain the current state of research and education of responsible conduct of research
3) explain causes and background of a case having to do with SEE
4) produce an educational module for SEE education using the case method

Keywords

Engineering ethics, engineer's ethics, "Responsible Conduct of Research" education, research ethics, educational module, case method

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

The course is conducted in the work shop style where students have to carry out investigations and make presentations on their findings.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 1) Course guidance 2) Introduction to science and engineering ethics and its education 1) List as many as themes having to do with science and engineering ethics (SEE) and make a presentation on one subject which is considered to be most interesting and important
Class 2 1) Lecture on the current state of SEE research and education 2) Lecture on the educational and learning objectives of engineering ethics 3) Lecture on educational modules to achieve the above objectives 1) Identify a case having to do with SEE and carry out a preliminary research on it 2) Pick a country or a region and start examining the state of SEE research and education there 3) Critically examine the educational and learning objectives of engineering ethics
Class 3 1) Lecture on the educational objectives of RCR education and training 2) Lecture on educational methods of RCR 1) Make a work-in-progress report on the case
Class 4 1) Workshop using the RCR education video "the Lab" 2) Lecture on how to use "the Lab" in the RCR education and training 3) Lecture on the similarities and differences between "Case Study" and "Case Method" 4) Examination of a number of cases 1) Watch "the Lab" and experience decision-making as one of the four characters in the video.
Class 5 1) Lecture on the methods for assessment and evaluation in SEE education 1) Make a list of assessment and evaluation methods
Class 6 1) Student presentations on the current state of SEE research and eduction 1) Write up a report on the state of SEE and make preparation for a presentation based on it
Class 7 1) Student presentations on cases 1) Write up a report on a case and make preparation for a presentation based on it
Class 8 1) Student presentations on educational modules 1) Write up a report on an educational module and make preparation for a presentation based on it

Textbook(s)

Not applicable

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Introduced in the first class

Assessment criteria and methods

1) Report and presentation on the state of SEE in a country or a region (20%)
2) Oral and written report on a case (30%)
3)Oral and written report on an educational module (30%)
4)Active participation in class activities (20%)

Related courses

  • LAH.T105 : Ethics in Engineering A
  • LAH.T206 : Ethics in Engineering B
  • LAH.T305 : Ethics in Engineering C
  • LAH.S402 : Essence of Humanities and Social Sciences2
  • SHS.S461 : Graduate Methodologies in Science, Technology and Society S1
  • SHS.S462 : Graduate Methodologies in Science, Technology and Society F1

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

It is desirable to have taken some of the above courses

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