# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Engineering Concepts and Processes III Task 1952567803

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Identify ethical theories.

Definition

Identification should include
  • utilitarianism—concerned with protecting the happiness and well-being of the greatest number of any group over that of the individual
  • duty—concerned with acting out of expectation and performed out of a sense of obligation to family, profession, country
  • rights—concerned with protecting the happiness and well-being of the individual over that of any group
  • virtue—concerned with helping people develop good character traits, such as kindness and generosity, and placing less emphasis on which rules people should follow.

Process/Skill Questions

  • How might utilitarianism effect an engineering project?
  • Why is duty an important ethical theory?
  • Do individuals’ rights always need to be considered when working on an engineering project?

Related Standards of Learning

English

11.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.
  1. Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
  2. Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
  3. Analyze technical writing for clarity.
  4. Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
  5. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
  6. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  7. Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
  8. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  9. Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).

12.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.

Other Related Standards

ITEEA National Standards

4. The Cultural, Social, Economic, and Political Effects of Technology

 

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Biotechnology Design

 

Engineering Design