Educational Technoethics Applied to Career Guidance

Educational Technoethics Applied to Career Guidance

Manjit Singh Sidhu (Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia) and Pilar Alejandra Cortés Pascual (University of Zaragoza, Spain)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-764-5.ch013
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Abstract

Educational orientation should be set within a specific socio-historical context, which is nowadays characterized by the Society of Information. From this starting point, we think that the understanding of both an ethical analysis of technology as well as of the means of communication, which individuals will have to deal with in their professional development, must be considered as content linked to professional orientation. This idea becomes more definite in the concept of educational technoethics and it is studied from two parameters: the intrinsic values that technology and the means of communication include (the aim of technoethics) and their use as mediators of ethical values (means of technoethics). Therefore, the proposal that is currently being implemented in the project “Observation Laboratory on Technoethics for Adults” (LOTA) as well as its implications for professional orientation are concisely presented from both points of view. The present text is a review and update of a previously published article (Cortés, 2006).1

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