Science and Ethics award

Winners

2017

2017

Institut de Sentmenat for the project “Natural thought: kindness and hard work”

 This project seeks to raise students' awareness and their understanding of the ethical issues related to scientific and technological progress. It promotes analysis of the relationship between ethics and science, and the need to be aware of the behavioural implications of technological development. 


Second prize: “Robo-ethics: learning robotics to help,” Col·legi Mare de Déu dels Àngels, Barcelona

This project describes an innovative approach that involves transforming the subject of robotics to put ethics at the centre of the learning experience. The aim is to set technological learning applied to robots in the wider context of common sense and the investigation of the social applications of advances in robotics. And this is a project which is highly relevant to the future, with its clear objectives of raising awareness among students of the need to design robots that help society in all possible spheres.


IES A Xunqueira II, Pontevedra for the project "Mission to Mars”

This is a multidisciplinary project that brings together all the areas of learning needed for human beings to be able to live on Mars. The project addresses scientific, cultural, ethical and humanitarian issues by asking students to create a self-sustaining civilization which respects the environment and resolves ethical conflicts on the basis of understanding and dialogue.
 

 


Escola Sant Gregori, Barcelona for the project “Inter-generational solidarity and caring for the environment. Environmental ethics project”

This is an environmental ethics project that aims to involve students in the challenge of understanding and caring for the world in which we live, so that future generations can enjoy the planet they deserve. The project addresses a range of environmental issues in detail, promotes a capacity for critical thought, and encourages the active participation of children in these issues, both inside and outside school.


 


2016

2016

IES Elisa y Luis Villamil (Vegadeo), IES Galileo Galilei (Navia) and IES Marqués de Casariego (Tapia de Casariego) for the project “Bioethics in the classroom”

 Students and teachers explain their project

The project aimed to address the lack of participation by young people in social discussions and decision-making, the lack of debate around essential bioethical issues, and the lack of knowledge about the services that Clinical Ethics Committees can provide.The Ethics Committee of Área Sanitaria I from Asturias coordinated the project.
 


IES Rosalía de Castro (Santiago de Compostela) for the project “Ethical implications of artificial intelligence” (PRIZE)

 Students and teachers explain their projects

The project consists of a series of activities which give participants the opportunity to discover the latest advances in Artificial Intelligence and robotics, to analyze their influence in today's society, and to debate the ethical implications of these changes.


Antoni Gaudí (Sant Boi de Llobregat) for the project “Earth and humanity: hand in hand”

 Students and teachers explain their projects

This project focused on sustainability and ethics, starting from the idea that we cannot satisfy our needs without also considering the needs of others, and those of the generations to come.
 


La Salle, Bilbao: “Awareness, drugs and medicines: understand, learn, act"

CONciencia is a project lab designed for cross-curricular implementation at different levels and stages of the education system. The project considers the question of whether drugs and medicines constitute a global social and public health problem. In particular, it focuses on drugs and medicines as natural or synthetic chemical compounds that alter the individual's social behaviour.

  Vídeo of the Project

 


Garbí Pere Vergés, Esplugues del Llobregat for the project: “How can we introduce bioethics in schools?" (premi)

One of the principal objectives of science courses is to promote the consideration of ethical aspects with respect to biology and the other sciences. The aim is therefore to address bioethics as a part of the school's mainstream teaching, through a set of projects and activities that form part of the wider curriculum. The project consists of a series of workshops to be delivered as part of science teaching, during the final two years of primary teaching through to the end of high school.


IES Isidra de Guzmán, Alcalá de Henares for the project "Act! It’s your responsibility" (award)

This project focuses on environmental education for sustainable development, as part of the Philosophy and Religion curriculum for the first year of the baccalaureate programme. Classes are organized around collaborative learning projects to produce an action plan for students in the first four years of high school; for parents, teachers, and the local community; and for the wider society. In the second phase, younger students design their own action plan, guided and supported by the working group, thereby creating a multiplier effect.


2015

2015

IES Fontanelles in Les Borges del Camp for the project “Hospital Role Play” (premi)

This initiative was launched 7 years ago, and now forms part of the regular curriculum. The aim is to combine social, economic and biological issues in a role play activity in which students put themselves in the position of members of an ethics committee to construct and manage a hospital.  


InstitutJuan Manuel Zafra in Barcelona for the project “Doing science to communicate about science” (premi)

        This project aims to provide tools to students to help them to learn to do research by formulating questions, identifying and selecting the relevant information, considering the information from an ethical perspective, and communicating the results. This project involves students from the start of their secondary education across all areas of the curriculum, including extra-curricular activities.           


Escola Sant Gervasi Cooperativa in Mollet del Vallès for the project “Blood and tissue donation: scientific ethics and social reality.” (premi)

As part of this project, students learn the importance of scientific research into health and, in particular, the importance of blood and tissue donation. With the support of the Blood and Tissue Bank and voluntary associations in the city, students develop initiatives to promote the participation of the educational community in donation campaigns and in accompanying donors during the donation process.  


2014

2014

Garbí Pere Vergés School in Esplugues de Llobregat for the project Biotechnology and society

The "Biotechnology and society" project includes various classroom activities that have been taught for the past four years as part of the subject "Sciences for the contemporary world" which is studied during the first year of Pre-University studies.  One of the aims of the course is to advance the ethical aspects related to biomedicine and other specialties in the field of science by incorporating bioethics as a normal functional element at the center within the set of projects and activities that comprise the annual curriculum.


Solc Nou School in Barcelona for the project Lets take care of the elderly. Humanization of health project

This initiative intends to provide the pupils, on different courses at the center, not only with a vocational education but at the same time it aims to cultivate a more human aspect by introducing ethics to the profession, to work relationships and to the community service. This is achieved through different Service Learning Projects (SLP) whereby the reciprocal relationship that is established intensifies the effects of learning and providing service to the community to generate a new experience. The learning process improves the service delivered to the community because the quality of the learning is much better, and the community service gives meaning to the learning process, because student can apply what they learn directly in a real-life situation.


El Cairat Institute in Esparreguera for the project Pleasure and passion of investigation

Since 2004, El Cairat Institute has been running a project that arises from the desire to introduce and encourage the spirit for research in youngsters in all areas of the center. This educational experience encourages the learning of competencies, based on mastering the core competence of learning to learn as well as introducing collaborative work as a teaching and learning process.


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