The learning objectives of this component are to improve students’:
- ability to apply critical reasoning and ethical deliberation to assess the ethical and societal implications of handling IT-related organization issues.
- ability to understand how IT-related organization issues may affect core moral values, user well-being, and societal change
- knowledge of the most fundamental discussions, theories and controversies in computer ethics, in particular related to IT-related organization issues.
- knowledge of professional codes of ethics and Dutch/European legislation related to computer science research.
The reflection component is intended to raise students’ awareness of the philosophical and ethical issues raised by the research component of the project.