Science and Engineering Ethics

, Volume 10, Issue 3, pp 573–577

An approach for harmonizing engineering and science education with humaneness

Authors

    • SAMEER — Centre for Electromagnetics
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11948-004-0012-x

Cite this article as:
Selvan, K.T. SCI ENG ETHICS (2004) 10: 573. doi:10.1007/s11948-004-0012-x

Abstract

The world is facing an apparently increasing dose of violence. Obviously, there cannot be a simple solution to this complex problem. But at the same time it may be appreciated that, in the interests of humanity, a solution must be pursued in every possible way by everyone. This article is concerned with what one could possibly do at the academic level. Since lack of openness of thought appears to be a fundamental contributor to this unfortunate problem, attempting to cultivate this quality at all levels can perhaps go a long way towards making our earth a better place to live in. With science and engineering education, how can one possibly blend this concern? History of science and the subject of measurement uncertainty may present the necessary scope to the educator to discuss with the students the desirability and necessity of this quality.

Keywords

education and societyengineering educationhumane educationopennessscience education

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