Description: Read sample code(s) of ethics and guidelines and formulate their own code of ethics for students’ field.
Target audience: all college level students
General goals/objectives: Writing a Code of Ethics
Specific goals/objectives: reading, writing, speaking
Materials needed for activity: (check the following)
X internet access X projector _ speakers _ printout X BYOD (Bring Your Own Device - smartphone, tablet)
_ other: ___________________
Time: 75 minutes
Overview: Students read sample code(s) of ethics and guidelines to help them formulate their own code of ethics for their field.
Read a sample code of ethics- consider what should be included.
Read guidelines of how to write a Code of Ethics and write a Code of Ethics for your field.
Follow up discussion.
Recent ethical scandals for discussion:
- The Volkswagen Scandal - September 2015
- Introduction to Ethics
- The Ethics of IT Professionals in China
|Production/Writing||Overall written production||Can write straightforward connected texts on a range of familiar topics within his/her field of interest and/or expertise by linking a series of shorter discrete elements into a linear sequence (adapted B1)|
|Interaction/ Spoken||Information exchange||Can exchange, check and confirm accumulated factual information on familiar routine and non-routine matters in his/her field with some confidence (B1+)|
|Can summarize and give his/her own opinion about a topic in his/her own field with some confidence (adapted B1+)|
Read a sample Code of Ethics and consider what should be included in a Code of Ethics for your field.
Choose from the following:
Write a Code of Ethics for a CS (Electrical Engineering etc. ) student, CS faculty member, CS professional.
Share your Code of Ethics with the class and discuss the following:
Do you think that your Code would change if you were relocated to a different country?
Are Codes of Ethics universal? Should they be?
Should there be rewards for implementing the Code? Punishments for breaking the code?