Ethics and Science Award 2013-14

The jury has announced the winners of this edition. See the prize winners.

The jury has announced the winners of this edition. See the prize winners.


First Prize:
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.

Second Prize:
Solc Nou School in Barcelona for the project "Let's 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.

Third Prize:
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.