The professional engineer: Virtues and learning

Science and Engineering Ethics 3 (3):339-348 (1997)
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The ethical codes of the professional engineering bodies identify the responsibilities of the engineer. Of equal importance to the codes are the virtues which enable the engineer to fulfil these responsibilities. After briefly reviewing such virtues this paper argues that the systematic learning of virtues is possible in a formal way through learner centred learning. Central to this learning experience is the development of integrity which focuses the other major virtues and enables reflection upon them. A review of undergraduate courses suggests how this can be achieved.



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Professional virtue and self-regulation.William F. May - 1988 - In Joan C. Callahan (ed.), Ethical issues in professional life. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 408--11.

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