The Praxis of Engineering: Theory and Value Driven Practice – GSL 6 Plenary

September 18, 2019

Engineering, Social Justice, and Peace (ESJP), a network of academics, practitioners, and students in a range of disciplines related to engineering, social justice, and peace, seeks to better understand the relationships between engineering practices and the contexts that shape those practices, with the purpose of promoting local-level community empowerment through engineering problem solving, broadly conceived. When Professor Caroline Baillie, a materials engineer, co-founded the ESJP network in 2004, many people made comments such as, “I didn’t know I could be me and an engineer” or “what a relief to be able to bring the two sides of myself together.” In contrast to the assumed objectivity of engineering and science, this panel will explore the question: how do we bring our values into our work? However, values are not formed simply, and the cultural, political, religious, gender, class and other societal lenses we develop over the years will have formed who we are and how we see things. Navigating our way through this and understanding how we are impacting others, and whether it is how we actually want to be acting and working, is never easy. In this panel we will explore how educators have critically reflected on their values and brought them into their work.

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