> But I wonder what the pedagogical research literature says about the > best way to teach ethics? I'm data-driven, so I'd rather see empirical > evidence guide educational policy or someone conduct a study to assess > the best course of action.
I doubt that you could come up with an empirical measure of ethics. Reminds me of a proposal I wrote for an ethics course to NSF. My proposed course looked at the economics of the industry, as pointed out by Ross Anderson, that the market rewards bad and insecure software. This means that structurally it is almost impossible to be ethical and survive. The course included finding regulatory and market modifications that would support producing secure systems and economic survival. I find something wrong with a system that supports making insecure products. My course proposal was turned down. My favorite review of the proposal said it is wrong to combine ethics and economics. We should teach them to do the ethical thing, especially when it means that they will go bankrupt. -- Liberationtech is public & archives are searchable from any major commercial search engine. Violations of list guidelines will get you moderated: https://mailman.stanford.edu/mailman/listinfo/liberationtech. Unsubscribe, change to digest mode, or change password by emailing liberationtech-ow...@lists.stanford.edu.