Towards a pedagogical model of social justice in engineering education

Patricia Jiménez, JIMENA ALEJANDRA PASCUAL CONCHA, Andrés Mejía

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Abstract

This paper studies the perceived relationship between engineering and social justice and discusses a pedagogical model for engaging engineering students with social concerns. Engineering faculty were surveyed on their appraisal of different social-justice related constructs and the results indicate they associate engineering more to environmental and ethical responsibility than to public concerns such as peace, public service and gender equality. Student opinions were assessed in a focus group setting. They perceive the importance of addressing social-justice issues and consider that the university provides insufficient opportunities to develop competencies in this area. The model framework offers different pedagogical dimensions and practices that can be included in macro and micro-curricular designs. These practices seek to counter the effects of an engineering culture of disengagement towards social justice concerns.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICSIE 2019 - Proceedings of 2019 8th International Conference on Software and Information Engineering
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages55-59
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450361057
DOIs
StatePublished - 9 Apr 2019
Event8th International Conference on Software and Information Engineering, ICSIE 2019 - Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 9 Apr 201912 Apr 2019

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Software and Information Engineering, ICSIE 2019
CountryEgypt
CityCairo
Period9/04/1912/04/19

Keywords

  • Engineering Education
  • Engineering Ethics
  • Social Justice

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