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ERIC Number: EJ948027
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-2158-0979
Faculty's Perceptions of Teaching Ethics and Leadership in Engineering Education
AlSagheer, Abdullah; Al-Sagheer, Areej
Journal of International Education Research, v7 n2 p55-66 2011
This paper addressed the faculty's perception of engineering ethics and leadership training. The study looks into the present state of and methodologies for teaching engineering ethics and leadership and aims to determine the faculty's perception of an identified gap in this aspect of engineering education. Engineering education has strong ethics and leadership training requirements; however, universities focused on mastering the education of students in this discipline are still ignoring training in these areas. The authors conducted interviews to determine the perspective on this topic of faculty members teaching at different engineering institutes. Core reasons for underestimating the importance of these disciplines are linked with faculty perceptions. Through these interviews, the authors found that faculties are treating engineering education in two parts. Faculty perceptions are that students can do the technical coursework portion of their education during the academic period, while their ethical and leadership training can be deferred until their professional career attains its peak.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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