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ERIC Number: EJ1140518
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0304-3797
The Influence of Engineers' Training Models on Ethics and Civic Education Component in Engineering Courses in Portugal
Monteiro, Fátima; Leite, Carlinda; Rocha, Cristina
European Journal of Engineering Education, v42 n2 p156-170 2017
The recognition of the need and importance of including ethical and civic education in engineering courses, as well as the training profile on ethical issues, relies heavily on the engineer's concept and the perception of the engineering action. These views are strongly related to the different engineer education model conceptions and its historical roots. In Portugal, engineer education is done based on two different higher education subsystems, the university and the polytechnic. This study analyses how engineers' educational models, present in the two Portuguese higher education subsystems, influence and are reflected in the importance attached to students' ethic and civic education and in the role that this training plays. Although the data suggest the prevalence of the distinction between the two training models and the corresponding distinction of ethic and civic education that is incorporated in the curricula, it is also noted the existence of mixed feature courses in university education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Portugal
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