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Tokyo Tech launches new MOOC on science and engineering ethics

July 7, 2017

Tokyo Tech's new edX MOOC, "Science and Engineering Ethics 科学技術倫理," featuring video lectures by Professor Jun Fudano from the Institute for Liberal Arts and discussions with a graduate teaching assistant, starts on June 28, 2017. Covering both traditional and aspirational ethics in science and engineering to improve human well-being, this course is the first edX MOOC on ethics taught entirely in Japanese. The MOOC covers topics such as:

 

  • The social and environmental impact of engineering on society

  • Aspirational ethics and preventive ethics

  • Values which scientists and engineers share

  • Responsible conduct of research

  • Methods for ethical decision-making

  • Case analysis skills

 

 

 

  • How can scientists and engineers solve problems to make the world a better place?

  • How should scientists and engineers make ethical decisions?

  • How can scientists and engineers improve the quality of life and contribute to the well-being of the public?

 

This course has six sections containing video lectures, discussion activities, and assessments including peer review. Lecture video transcripts and slides are available in both Japanese and English. The course was created mainly for university students, but is suitable for all those who are keen to answer the following questions:

 

 

- Enroll now in Science and Engineering Ethics 科学技術倫理 | edx

 

- Researcher Profile | Tokyo Tech STAR Search - Jun Fudano

 

- TokyoTechX | Online Education Development Office

 

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