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Who Wants to Be An Ethical Engineer?

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2 Author(s)
C. Bauer ; University of Nevada, Reno, College of Engineering, MS 312, Reno, NV 89557, ; V. D. Adams

An innovative lesson plan for teaching engineering ethics has been developed at the University of Nevada, Reno. The students are divided into two teams. Each team is asked to select four candidates. Just then, some famous music plays and "Who Wants to Be an Ethical Engineer?" begins. Modeled after the game show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?," the selected questions place the students into real scenarios and is modeled after the review questions for the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam. Course evaluations and interviews reveal that this lesson is a student favorite. Inherently, the lesson serves as teaching tool and assessment tool. Reviewed here is a demonstration of a learner-centered session, complete rules of the game for implementations, best practices, pitfall avoidance, and suggestions on reinforcement and continued assessment

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Proceedings Frontiers in Education 35th Annual Conference

Date of Conference:

19-22 Oct. 2005