This paper proposes the idea of 'engineering consent' as an important ethical consideration for engineers. The paper illustrates the notion of tech no-culture, emphasising the n on-neutrality of technology in the world and how technology can be used in cultural and economic colonialisation by the west. It advocates a fundamental review of engineering education theory and practice. In this review, the paper argues that engineers must enter new spaces of thought and learning including the post-colonial 'Third Space' advocated by Homi K. Bhaba. The review of education must he based on current ideas as to professional competence, as well as a healthy approach to dissidence through innovative and creative thought processes. In this way a new community of practice wilt emerge which is centred not upon technological progress but social responsibility.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|
|Event||2003 IFAC Workshop on Technology and International Stability 2003 - Waterford, Ireland|
Duration: 03 Jul 2003 → 05 Jul 2003
- Engineering theory
- Social impact
- Social stability. reflective learning