To help ethical issues gain traction in geographic information technology education, this article proposes that the education of GIScience and technology professionals go beyond abstract scholarly ethics to applied approaches based on practical wisdom. The main point for educators made in this paper is that applied ethics' focus on values, choices, and responsibilities helps students and professionals understand the significance of knowledge and science, their potential contributions, and possible roles – values, choices, and responsibilities. An interpretation of Aristotle's practical wisdom as moral skills and moral wills provides the foundation for developing pedagogical strategies including Davis' seven-step approach.
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Some of the work discussed here has been supported by the US National Science Foundation.
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