História da Ciência

Teacher Responsible:
1º Ano | 2º Semestre
Learning objectives
To develop a research practice To understand the evolution of scientific knowledge. To understand the historical context of scientific and technological innovations. To develop the awareness of the critical impact of the scientific innovation. To achieve an integrated development, complementing scientific knowledge with investigative skills, attitudes and values.

1. The History of Science in the scientific culture 2. Science - evolution and paradigms. 3. Innovation and invention, science and techniques.

Teaching methodologies (including evalution)

This curricular unit provides an initial theoretical approach about the importance of History of Science in the scientific culture and the development of science in time. In theoretical-practical classes, the reading of bibliography previously selected by teachers, will develop the reflective capacity of the students. In the tutorial classes and the field work, it will be done the monitoring of research work of the students, in order to deepen, from the historical context of a concrete scientific breakthrough or technology, their scientific knowledge. Assessment methods and their weighting: Individual work - 70% Oral presentation - 30%

Essential Bibliography (including ISBN)

Fiolhais, C. (2013). História das Ciências em Portugal. Lisboa: Arranha-Céus.ISBN 9789899805644. Bernardo, L. M. (2013). Cultura Científica em Portugal - uma perspectiva histórica. Porto: Universidade do Porto editorial. ISBN 978989460203. Bleichmar, D. et al. (eds) (2009). Science in the Spanish and Portugueses Empires, 1500-1800. Stanford: Stanford University Press. ISBN 9780804753586. Leitão, H.(2013). 360º Ciência Descoberta. Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. ISBN 789729909863 Peña, T.; Figueira, G. (eds), (2015). Histórias da Física em Portugal no século XX. Comemorações do Ano Internacional da Luz: a Luz da História. Lisboa: Gradiva. ISBN 9789896166861. Weinberg, S., (2015). Explicar o mundo. Lisboa: Marcador