Course info

Course Overview

The course deals with the context between the development of sustainable innovations and diversity and with the question how culture shapes and impacts engineering.

A MOOC will be developed to understand the diversity among people with whom you work in technology-based enterprises, and for whom you design products and services.



Learning Objectives

Enhancing students’ understanding of diversity among people with whom they work and for whom they design products and services

Outcomes

After completing the course, students will be able to:

  • explain and compare different gender and diversity approaches
  • knowledgeably discuss the context between diversity and innovation
  • create transfer between stereotyping, labelling and social processes
  • identify and discuss the cultural aspects of gender and diversity as well as its impact on the career choice, the task selection and the quality of developed solutions, design, technologies and products
  • evaluate the complex impact of social aspects for learning and working in research, development and engineering


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Course Structure

  • Lesson 1 - Gender and Diversity Approaches2020/11/01
  • Lesson 2 - Innovation and Diversity2020/11/08
  • Lesson 3 - Innovation and Ethics 12020/11/15
  • Lesson 4 - Innovation and Ethics 22020/11/22
  • Lesson 5 - (Engineering) Culture2020/11/29
  • Lesson 6 - The impact of social aspects2020/12/06

Teacher

Carmen Leicht-Scholten

Carmen Leicht-Scholten is Professor and head of the research group "Gender and Diversity in Engineering" at the Faculty of Civil Engineering at RWTH Aachen University and rector’s delegate for socially responsible education.

Coauthor

Julia Berg

Julia Berg is a research assistant of the research group "Gender and Diversity in Engineering" at the Faculty of Civil Engineering at RWTH Aachen University