TUR Ethics Seminar

  • Date: –12:00
  • Location: Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1 80115
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  • Organiser: TUR - teknisk-naturvtenskapliga fakultetens universitetspedagogiska råd
  • Contact person: Thomas Lennerfors
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Welcome to TUR Ethics Seminar! The purpose of this seminar series is to inspire, provide knowledge, and develop the skills of teachers and pedagogical leaders interested in strengthening the ethical aspects of education within the Faculty of Science and Technology.

TUR Ethics Seminar: Avoiding moral responsibility - an additional perspective in ethics education in science and technology

"I know that this is an important ethical issue, but it's not my responsibility to deal with it".
"I would love to care about ethics, but I just don't have the time".

People are very good at rationalizing and avoiding responsibility, and it is not implausible that such rationalizations are used by a variety of actors (students, teachers, program directors) to avoid moral responsibility in the educational programmes in science and technology. 
In this seminar, we will introduce the variety of rationalizations that exist, and how they can be problematized. Also, we will have a discussion about whether it is a good idea to teach (about) rationalizations when we train students in ethics - since this is (still) not mainstream in educations about ethics in science and technology. 
Some examples will be given from courses where we teach (about) rationalizations. 
The seminar is directed to program directors, teachers, pedagogical leaders, and others interested in ethics in science and technology education.

About the TUR Ethics Seminar:
Welcome to the TUR Ethics Seminar! The purpose of this seminar series is to inspire, provide knowledge, and develop the skills of teachers and pedagogical leaders interested in strengthening the ethical aspects of education within the Faculty of Science and Technology. We welcome both those who are experts in ethics in science and technology, those who have some experience, and those who would like to get introduced to the topic. We discuss issues such as why and how ethics can be introduced in our education. We discuss experience in ethics training that is already being conducted at the Faculty as well as at other institutions.

If you have any questions, please contact thomas.lennerfors@angstrom.uu.se