Towards pedagogy supporting ethics in modelling

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Education for concepts such as ethics and societal responsibility that are critical in building robust and applicable mathematical and statistical models do currently exist in isolation but have not been incorporated into the mainstream curricula at the school or university level. This is partially due to the split between fields (such as mathematics, statistics, and computer science) in an educational setting but also the speed with which education is able to keep up with industry and its requirements. I argue that principles and frameworks of socially responsible modelling should begin at school level and that this would mean that ethics and real-life modelling are introduced much earlier than is currently done. Integrating these concepts with philosophical principles of society and ethics would ensure suitable foundations for future modellers and users of technology to build upon.
Original languageEnglish
Article number9
Pages (from-to)129-159
Number of pages32
JournalJournal of Humanistic Mathematics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2022


  • pedagogy
  • education
  • analysis
  • ethics
  • modelling
  • mathematics


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