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Course module: 202000999
Acting Responsibly
Course info
Course module202000999
Credits (ECTS)3.5
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. A.K. Poole
N. Gertz
Contactperson for the course
dr. A.K. Poole
dr. A.K. Poole
Academic year2020
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
1.    Evaluate how technologies and design may positively or negatively affect user behaviour and quality of life utilizing key concepts in applied ethics and philosophy of technology;
2.    Utilize design ethics to analyze and refine aspects of design/prototype of a technological product within the context of social, environmental, and economic well-being
3.    Engage in unbiased and critical discussion of the ethical implications of technological innovation and entrepreneurship within personal and professional contexts
4.    Discuss considerations surrounding technological innovation in a global society.
The Acting Responsibly Component for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will provide students an opportunity to critical assess and reflect upon the role of ethics in innovation, design, professional conduct, and successful entrepreneurship. Issues addressed are: ethical theory (the foundations for reasoning about ethical issues), key issues relevant for developing new technologies and innovations including privacy, paternalism, the ontology of design, and factors relevant for user well-being.  Throughout the module we will consider case studies and theory in ethics and technology to explore and critically assess the relationship of innovation and entrepreneurship to the larger well-being of society as a whole.

Manual enrollment via Osiris is only for Creative Technology students. If you want to enroll, please contact K. Zalewska (
Module 7
Participating study
Bachelor Creative Technology
Required materials
Pdfs or links to materials online will be made available through canvas
Worksheets will be provided as needed
Recommended materials
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes

Self study with assistance


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