Wisdom as a skill of IT professionals

Information technology pervades all dimensions of human life while becoming an increasingly hidden influential factor of people’s daily life. Ethically sustainable production of information technology applications is a prerequisite for responsible and wise working in the IT field. Wisdom as a skill integrates public benefit with productive activities, and calls for adept integration of theoretical knowledge with practical tacit knowledge while understanding and appreciating multiple perspectives. In this project, we investigate first how wisdom can be taught to IT students, and further on, how IT professionals make ethically sustainable planning decisions in their work.

Researchers: Hannakaisa Isomäki, Anu Virtanen, Eeva K. Kallio