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TAYJ12b

Research Ethics: Ethics of Technology, 3–5 ECTS

University
Tampere University Doctoral School

The course aims to provide insight and frameworks for understanding various ethical challenges related to designing new technologies and methods that can help direct technological development towards ethically sustainable futures.

The course discusses concepts and frameworks for analyzing, reconsidering and, when necessary, regulating the development of new technologies and their use. While the lectures focus on the ethics of information and communication technology (e.g., digitalization, AI, social media, data economy), the students’ assignments can be about other types of technology and relate to their own research interests in this broad theme. The practical assignments aim to cross-pollinate different ways of thinking, preconceptions, and theoretical frameworks across different scientific disciplines, allowing the students to reflect their own work and the fields they represent. The course aims to be both critical and constructive, which is increasingly important in the new multidisciplinary Tampere university.

The course is intended for doctoral researchers in any field. No particular prerequisite knowledge or courses are required. The purpose is to bring together scholars from different fields to discuss different viewpoints and theoretical frameworks regarding the course topic.

Teaching periods

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IV

Course code

TAYJ12b

Main teaching language

English

2019–2020

Level of study

Postgraduate studies

Grading scale

Pass-Fail

Persons responsible

Responsible teacher
Thomas Olsson

Learning outcomes

Further information

Learning material

Completion option 1

Participation in teaching

Lectures (English)
17.09.2019 28.11.2019
Cancelled
I
II
III
IV

Teaching periods

I
II
III
IV

Course code

TAYJ12b

Main teaching language

English

2019–2020

Level of study

Postgraduate studies

Grading scale

Pass-Fail

Persons responsible

Responsible teacher
Thomas Olsson

Completion option 1

Participation in teaching

Lectures (English)
17.09.2019 28.11.2019
Cancelled
I
II
III
IV