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Case study: Ethics concepts during a student's final year project in the Middle East


Jaeger, M and Adair, D, Case study: Ethics concepts during a student's final year project in the Middle East, Journal of Modern Education Review, 3, (1) pp. 78-98. ISSN 2155-7993 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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The purpose of this study is to show concepts of ethics common during a construction project and how these concepts develop during a student’s undergraduate final year project. The study is based on a "case study" approach and it analyzes the concepts of ethics as they appear in various settings and documents. It was found that the focus on ethics concepts changed throughout the final year project. At the beginning, the focus was clearly on controlling and monitoring tools whereas at the end the focus changed to personal misbehaviour as the core issue, necessity of clear expectations, importance of a role model, application of the "Golden Rule" and trust between project participants as the primary solutions for a variety of ethics issues on a construction project. Interaction of the student with an ethically minded project manager and other project participants contributed to a shift of the student’s focus. This revealed the value of "ethics talk" for shaping ethics and arts subjects.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:final year project, ethics concepts, case study, Middle East
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Vocational education and training curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Jaeger, M (Dr Martin Jaeger)
UTAS Author:Adair, D (Dr Desmond Adair)
ID Code:89134
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2014-02-25
Last Modified:2014-11-25

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