Case Studies - Science & Engineering
When teaching ethics to students, case studies are a valuable resource. Experts say that when using case studies to teach, it is most effective to use studies to which the students can relate. By doing this, you create a conflict within the students' minds. As a result of this, they will be prodded to resolve the conflict. This leads the students to identify the ethical problem at hand, and will send them on a journey to find a solution. By choosing a problem to which the students can relate, you create an active learning environment, which is also a successful one.
General Engineering Cases
Featuring the following topics: Public Safety and Welfare, Conflicting Interests and Conflict of Interest, Ethical Engineering/Fair Trade Practices, International Engineering Ethics, and Research Ethics.
General Science Cases
The National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science has compiled a Case Study Collection. Cases are divided by category.
A compilation of case studies provided by Penn State Students. A brief description accompanies the link to the complete case study. All student case study examples are also available on downloadable files in Microsoft Word 2000 format.