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Greatest Minds of all time: Science in the Service of Humanity

Greatest Minds of all time: Science in the Service of Humanity Greatest Minds of all time: Science in the Service of Humanity
Asignaturas InterdisciplinaresGreatest Minds of all time: Science in the Service of Humanity

Join us to time travel: witness Science in the making and meet the men and women who changed History

When we learn about Science nowadays, we do so in a variety of particular settings, which may include academic -School or University- or even just as a hobby or to gather general knowledge. In these environments, scientific laws are usually presented to us as self-evident truths, apparently easy to state and to prove. However, if we looked back, if we were be able to travel back in time, we would see and realise that each small step forward in scientific wisdom was in fact influenced

by many different scientists living in very diverse historical contexts, each dealing with their own individual beliefs and social statuses. In our Interdisciplinary Learning Course "Greatest Minds of all time: Science in the Service of Humanity" the students will take part in a very practical, active and cooperative learning environment, while they explore the intellectual and historical universes of these fascinating figures.


Objetivos de Aprendizaje


  • 1. To know the history of Science in a philosophical, social and cultural context.
  • 2. To understand how Science and scientists are influenced by the cultural, social and intellectual environment.
  • 3. To identify the relevant periods in the development of Science, and their geopolitical settings.
  • 4. To analise the occurrence and consequences of scientific revolutions.
  • 5. To be aware of the key aspects of the lives of the leading scientists in history.

Contenidos de la Asignatura

Greatest Minds of all time: Science in the Service of Humanity

  • 1. Introduction: What is Science?
  • 2. Ancient Science
  • 3. Medieval Science
  • 4. Review and apply – Ancient times and the Middle Ages
  • 5. The Renaissance
  • 6. The Scientific Revolution
  • 7. The Age of Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution
  • 8. In context – The Early Modern Period
  • 9. Science in the 19th Century
  • 10. Relativity
  • 11. The Quantum Revolution
  • 12. Reflect and discuss – The 20th Century
  • 13. Where we are now: Global Science and the Information Age.
  • 14. Final project presentations

Profesora

Gara Mora Carrillo Profesora de Greatest Minds of all time: Science in the Service of Humanity

Gara Mora Carrillo

Gara Mora Carrillo is an expert in scientific outreach. She has a Bachelor Degree in Physics, specialised in Astrophysics, and a Master Degree in Science, Environment and Technology Communication and Outreach. Gara has done some research in the field of Astrophysics and she also has experience teaching General Science, Physics and Chemistry in Secondary Education in the United Kingdom. In 2009 she was the co-founder of a bookshop specialised in science outreach in Madrid (the first in Spain), “Aquí la Ciencia”.