Levels of awareness of professional ethics used as a sensitizing method in project-based learning

Stoodley, Ian D. & Vartiainen, Tero (2009) Levels of awareness of professional ethics used as a sensitizing method in project-based learning. In Proceedings of the 9th Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research, Upsala Universitet, Koli, Finland, pp. 100-103.

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There is a need for educational frameworks for computer ethics education. This discussion paper presents an approach to developing students’ moral sensitivity, an awareness of morally relevant issues, in project-based learning (PjBL). The proposed approach is based on a study of IT professionals’ levels of awareness of ethics. These levels are labelled My world, The corporate world, A shared world, The client’s world and The wider world. We give recommendations for how instructors may stimulate students’ thinking with the levels and how the levels may be taken into account in managing a project course and in an IS department. Limitations of the recommendations are assessed and issues for discussion are raised.

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ID Code: 38737
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: project-based learning, phenomenography, variation theory, HERN
ISSN: 1404-3203
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES (220000) > APPLIED ETHICS (220100) > Professional Ethics (incl. police and research ethics) (220107)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Past > Schools > Information Systems
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