Explicit Training in Human Values and Social Attitudes of Future Engineers in Spain

Science and Engineering Ethics 19 (4):1551-1556 (2013)

Abstract
In Spain before the 1990s there was no clear and explicit comprehensive training for future engineers with regard to social responsibility and social commitment. Following the Spanish university curricular reform, which began in the early 1990s, a number of optional subjects became available to students, concerning science, technology and society (STS), international cooperation, the environment and sustainability. The latest redefinition of the Spanish curriculum in line with the Bologna agreements has reduced the number of non-obligatory subjects, but could lead to improving preparation for social responsibility due to the requirement that the design of curricula and the assessment of students should be based on competencies, some of which include human values and attitudes
Keywords Attitudes  Competences  Curriculum  Responsibility  Values
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DOI 10.1007/s11948-013-9487-7
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