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Author (up) Murrugarra, R.I.; Wallace, W.A. pdf  doi
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  Title The Effect of a Stand-Alone Ethics Course in Chilean Engineering Students' Attitudes Type
  Year 2015 Publication Ieee Communications Magazine Abbreviated Journal IEEE Commun. Mag.  
  Volume 53 Issue 11 Pages 30-34  
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  Abstract Engineering ethics education is taking on increasing importance worldwide, but in Chile the percentage of universities that have a mandatory course concerning ethics is still small. Traditionally, Chilean universities with existing ethics courses teach them using a philosophical or theological perspective, limited to occidental theories, and usually from a Christian point of view. This article studies the impact of a new methodology and technique to teach ethics in Chile: case-based, non-normative, and with a critical-descriptive approach. An empirical study is conducted to assess the relative impact of an ethics class on students individual and inherent moral values and attitudes, and understand the factors that contribute to this impact. Results indicate that even though the importance of religion in Chile is decreasing, it is still a major source of students' ethical principles and moral values. In addition, results suggest that a change in moral values develops when discussions among groups with different points of view occur.  
  Address [Murrugarra, Ruth I.] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Santiago, Chile, Email: ruth.murrugarra@uai.cl  
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  Publisher Ieee-Inst Electrical Electronics Engineers Inc Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
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  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 0163-6804 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes WOS:000364972000005 Approved  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 552  
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