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Science, Technology and Science - Introduction

It is a powerpoint presentation that deals with the orientation or introduction of the College General Education Subject: Science, Technology and Society. It also includes the topics and assessments to be dealt with.

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Science, Technology and Science - Introduction

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION Science, Technology and Society
  2. 2. COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course deals with interactions between science and technology and social, cultural, political, and economic contexts that shape and are shaped by them. (CMO No. 20, series of 2013)
  3. 3. COURSE DESCRIPTION: This interdisciplinary course engages students to confront the realities brought about by science and technology in society. Such realities pervade the personal, the public, and the global aspects of our living and are integral to human development. Scientific knowledge and technological development happen in the context of society with all its socio-political, cultural, economic, and philosophical underpinnings at play.
  4. 4. COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course seeks to instill reflective knowledge in the students that they are able to live the good life and display ethical decision making in the face of scientific and technological advancement. And also, this course includes mandatory topics on climate change and environmental awareness.
  5. 5. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: • Articulate the impacts of science and technology on society, specifically Philippine society • Explain how science and technology affect society and the environment and its role in nation-building • Analyze the human condition in order to deeply reflect and express philosophical ramifications that are meaningful to the student as a part of society • Define and demonstrate the impact of social media on the students’ life and Philippine society in general • Critique human flourishing vis-à-vis the progress of science and technology such that the student may be able to define for himself/herself the meaning of the good life
  6. 6. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: • Creatively present the importance and contributions of science and technology to society • Examine shared concerns that make up the good life in order to come up with innovative and creative solutions to contemporary issues guided by ethical standards • Illustrate how the social media and information age impact their lives and their understanding of climate change
  7. 7. LESSONS/TOPICS: • Definition and Significance in the College Curriculum of the subject: Science, Technology and Society • Historical antecedents of the relationship of Science, Technology and Society 1. Paleolithic and Neolithic Revolution 2. Age of the First Empires (Sumerian, Egyptian, Chinese, etc.) 3. Greek and Roman Science 4. Medieval and Renaissance Science 5. Scientific Revolution vis-à-vis its relation to the Enlightenment 6. Industrial Revolution 7. Modern Period
  8. 8. LESSONS/TOPICS: • Other significant historical movements that defined the role of science and technology in the society: 1.Copernican Revolution 2.Darwinian Revolution 3.Fourth Industrial Revolution • Recognizing personalities that contributed to different theories in Science and Technology (Aristotle, Rene Descartes, Isaac Newton, Galileo Galilei, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, Gregor Mendel, Sigmund Freud, etc.)
  9. 9. LESSONS/TOPICS: • Scientific Method (Descartes and Baconian Method) • History of Science and Technology in Philippine Setting: 1. Pre-colonial to 1800s 2. 1800s to 1940s 3. 1940s to Present •Current state of the Science education in the Philippines •Government policies in relation to science and technology
  10. 10. LESSONS/TOPICS: • Different societal issues with respect to science and technology: 1.Technology 2.Biodiversity 3.Human well-being (diseases) 4.Nanotechnology 5.Climate Change 6.Food Security and Safety 7.Water Resource Management
  11. 11. METHODS AND ASSESSMENT: • Lecture and Discussion (via PowerPoint Presentation, etc.) • Groupwork activities (role play, group reporting, etc.) • Graded recitation • Debate • Reflection Paper • Case studies • Homework • Examinations (quizzes, preliminary and final)