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Educating Engineers for the Public Good Through International Internships: Evidence from a Case Study at Universitat Politècnica de València

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dc.contributor.author Boni Aristizábal, Alejandra es_ES
dc.contributor.author Sastre Aparisi, José Javier es_ES
dc.contributor.author Calabuig Tormo, Carola es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-25T04:31:20Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-25T04:31:20Z
dc.date.issued 2019-12 es_ES
dc.identifier.issn 1353-3452 es_ES
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/155697
dc.description.abstract [EN] At Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Meridies, an internship programme that places engineering students in countries of Latin America, is one of the few opportunities the students have to explore the implications of being a professional in society in a different cultural and social context. This programme was analyzed using the capabilities approach as a frame of reference for examining the effects of the programme on eight student participants. The eight pro-public-good capabilities proposed by Melanie Walker were investigated through semi-structured interviews. The internship is an environment in which students can put into practice the knowledge they have acquired in undergraduate studies and to find practical relevance in what they studied. Occasionally, this also entails a critical questioning of what they have learned, a greater awareness of the limits of the contents of their studies and of the way things were taught, and interest in less explored issues that are closely linked to social justice. However, tensions can arise between the pro-public-good oriented perspectives of this programme, and a more instrumental vision. One way to overcome these tensions is to foster consideration of reflexivity, that is, the dynamic relationship between technology and society. To do so, the programme must create space before and during the internship, and upon the return of the students, to discuss and collectively reflect upon their lived experience. Additionally, it ought to engage supervisors in this educational journey, both at the university and in the host institutions, and also involve socially committed organisations in this task. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship We are grateful to all the participants in this research, which includes students and the staff in charge of the Meridies programme, especially Llanos Gomez and Alvaro Fernandez-Baldor. Also, we would like to thank the editors of this special issue and the anonymous reviewers for their valuable suggestions. Finally, we would like to thank James Hunt, who made an accurate translation from Spanish into English. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Springer-Verlag es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Science and Engineering Ethics es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Public good es_ES
dc.subject Professional and personal capabilities es_ES
dc.subject Social justice es_ES
dc.subject Internships es_ES
dc.subject Grant es_ES
dc.subject Latin America es_ES
dc.subject Engineering studies es_ES
dc.subject Global South es_ES
dc.subject.classification PROYECTOS DE INGENIERIA es_ES
dc.title Educating Engineers for the Public Good Through International Internships: Evidence from a Case Study at Universitat Politècnica de València es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s11948-015-9728-z es_ES
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Proyectos de Ingeniería - Departament de Projectes d'Enginyeria es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Boni Aristizábal, A.; Sastre Aparisi, JJ.; Calabuig Tormo, C. (2019). Educating Engineers for the Public Good Through International Internships: Evidence from a Case Study at Universitat Politècnica de València. Science and Engineering Ethics. 25(6):1799-1815. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11948-015-9728-z es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion https://doi.org/10.1007/s11948-015-9728-z es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 1799 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 1815 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 25 es_ES
dc.description.issue 6 es_ES
dc.relation.pasarela S\304765 es_ES
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