Engineering Identities, Epistemologies And Values: Engineering Education And Practice In Context, Volume 2 by Steen Hyldgaard ChristensenEngineering Identities, Epistemologies And Values: Engineering Education And Practice In Context, Volume 2 by Steen Hyldgaard Christensen

Engineering Identities, Epistemologies And Values: Engineering Education And Practice In Context…

bySteen Hyldgaard ChristensenEditorChristelle Didier, Andrew Jamison

Paperback | October 9, 2016

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This second companion volume on engineering studies considers engineering practice including contextual analyses of engineering identity, epistemologies and values. Key overlapping questions examine such issues as an engineering identity, engineering self-understandings enacted in the professional world, distinctive characters of engineering knowledge and how engineering science and engineering design interact in practice.

Authors bring with them perspectives from their institutional homes in Europe, North America, Australia\ and Asia. The volume includes 24 contributions by more than 30 authors from engineering, the social sciences and the humanities. Additional issues the chapters scrutinize include prominent norms of engineering, how they interact with the values of efficiency or environmental sustainability. A concluding set of articles considers the meaning of context more generally by asking if engineers create their own contexts or are they created by contexts.

Taken as a whole, this collection of original scholarly work is unique in its broad, multidisciplinary consideration of the changing character of engineering practice.

Steen Hyldgaard Christensen M.A. in Scandinavian Language and Literature and the History of Ideas, Aarhus University. Ph.D. in Educational Studies, Aalborg University. Senior lecturer at Aarhus University, School of Business and Social Sciences, Herning, Denmark, until 2014. From 2014, adjunct associate professor at Aalborg University,...
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Title:Engineering Identities, Epistemologies And Values: Engineering Education And Practice In Context…Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.17 inPublished:October 9, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319353926

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General Introduction. The Engineering - Context Nexus: A Perennial Discourse; Steen Hyldgaard Christensen, Christelle Didier, Andrew Jamison, Martin Meganck, Carl Mitcham and Byron Newberry.- Section 1. Engineering Identities.- Section Introduction; Tony Marjoram and Mike Murphy.- Chapter 1. Dialectics of Engineering; Byron Newberry.- Chapter 2. 'Nuts and Bolts and People'. Gender-Troubled Engineering Identities; Wendy Faulkner.- Chapter 3. Designing the Identities of Engineers; Mike Murphy, Shannon Chance and Eddie Conlon.- Chapter 4. Engineering as Profession: Some Methodological Problems in its Study; Michael Da-vis.- Chapter 5. Engineering Ethics and Engineering Identities: Crossing National Borders; Gary Lee Downey, Juan C. Lucena and Carl Mitcham.- Chapter 6. Identifying Engineering: The Need for Better Numbers on Human and Related Resources and Policy; Tony Marjoram.- Section 2. The Epistemological Basis of Engineering.- Section Introduction; Anders Buch and Stig Andur Peder-sen.- Chapter 7. Studying Engineering Practice; Anders Buch.- Chapter 8. Design Methodology and Engineering Design: From Technical Problem Solving to Social Exploration; Pieter E. Vermaas.- Chapter 9. The Epistemological Basis of Engineering: and its Reflection in the Modern Engineering Curriculum; William Grimson and Mike Murphy.- Chapter 10. The Tension between Science and Engineering Design; Stig Andur Pedersen.- Chapter 11. Efficiency Animals: Efficiency as an Engineering Value; Byron Newberry.- Section 3. Engineering Values and Normativities.- Section Introduction; Jen Schneider and Wayne Ambler.- Chapter 12. On the Normativity of Professionalism; Martin Meganck.- Chapter 13. Engineer's Ecoskepticism as an Ethical Problem; Christelle Didier and Kristoff Talin.- Chapter 14. Engineering as a Technological Way of World-making; Sylvain Lavelle.- Chapter 15. The Nuclear Pipeline: Integrating Nuclear Power and Climate Change; Jen Schneider, Abraham S. D. Tidwell, and Savannah Avgerinos Fitzwater.- Chapter 16. Societal Implications of the Emerging Smart Grid: Challenges for Engineering; Joseph Herkert and Timothy Kostyk.- Chapter 17. From Engineering Ethics to Engineering Politics; Carl Mitcham and Wang Nan.- Chapter 18. Guiding Gulliver: Challenges for Ethical Engineering; Wayne Ambler.- Section 4. Competing Contexts in Engineering.- Section Introduction; Matthew Wisnioski and William Grimson.- Chapter 19. Engineers Make Their Own Context: Vision-Making in the Profession; Matthew Wisnioski.- Chapter 20. Process versus Context; Joseph C. Pitt.- Chapter 21. Engineering Activity as Text in Micro-Meso-Macro Contexts; Li Bocong.- Chapter 22. Substantive and Procedural Contexts of Engineering Design; Sjoerd Zwart and Peter Kroes.- Chapter 23. The De-contextualising of Engineering: A Myth or a Misunderstanding; William Grimson.- Author Biographies.