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Summary Teaching Assignment
Academic Year 2018/2019
Type of Teaching Doctorate
Course 053635 - TECHNOLOGY & SOCIETY
Professor Crabu Stefano
Cfu 5.00 Type of Course Mono-Disciplinary Course

Phd Programme From (included) To (excluded) Course
MI (1300) - SCUOLA DI DOTTORATOAZZZZ053635 - TECHNOLOGY & SOCIETY

Detailed program and learning outcomes

In our turbulent society, technologies are crucial in solving and shaping challenges in equal measure. The mission of this course is to offer to Ph.D. students awareness of the societal and political impact of new emerging technologies in engineering, design, and architecture. By adopting a “critical thinking” sensitivity, the course will develop practical skills and actionable tools for the responsible management of the societal impact of technological research projects.

Overall, the course will enable Ph.D. students to:

  1. better recognize and analyse social, ethical and political aspects and critical issues inherent in technological development;
  2. develop and render "actionable" in their everyday research work a strong reflexivity about the current social, ethical and political challenges arising by the most promising and cutting-edge technological sectors;
  3. learn how to develop research and innovation activities that acknowledge their potential impacts on society, as strongly required by the national and European research funding institutions.

The course will be organized as a series of interactive workshops, which will include exercises via the flipped classroom teaching strategy. Powerpoint slides and a reading list will be made available during the course.


Notes on methods of assessing

Students will be required to attend classes, to read materials, and to write a short reflective essay relating the topic of the course to their PhD research.


Teaching activities
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Schedule planning

Tuesday May 7 2019 (10:30-13:15), Stefano Crabu (Politecnico di Milano), Course introduction: Science, Technology & Society. ROOM: Auditorium, Via Pascoli 53, Milano.

Tuesday May 7 2019 (14:30-17:15), Stefano Crabu (Politecnico di Milano) & Paolo Magaudda (University of Padova): Case study: Technological vulnerability and failures.ROOM: Auditorium, Via Pascoli 53, Milano.

 

Tuesday May 14 2019 (10:30-13:15), Stefano Crabu (Politecnico di Milano) & Federico Neresini (University of Padova): The public communication of science and technology. ROOM: Auditorium, Via Pascoli 53, Milano.

Tuesday May 14 2019 (14:30-17:15), Stefano Crabu (Politecnico di Milano) & Federico Neresini (University of Padova): Case study: Citizens and communities engagement in technological development. ROOM: Auditorium, Via Pascoli 53, Milano.

 

Tuesday May 21 2019 (10:30-13:15), Stefano Crabu (Politecnico di Milano) & Federico Neresini (University of Padova): When science goes public: scientific controversies in the public sphere. ROOM: Rogers (building n. 11) Via ampere 2, Milano

Tuesday May 21 2019 (14:30-17:15), Stefano Crabu (Politecnico di Milano) & Federico Neresini (University of Padova): Case study: ¿datification¿ and the social life of algorithms. ROOM: Rogers (building n. 11) Via ampere 2, Milano

 

Tuesday May 28 2019 (10:30-13:15), Stefano Crabu (Politecnico di Milano) & Simone Arnaldi (University of Trieste): Responsible Research and Innovation, (nano)technologies and design. ROOM: Auditorium, Via Pascoli 53, Milano.

Tuesday May 28 2019 (14:30-17:15), Stefano Crabu (Politecnico di Milano) & Simone Arnaldi (University of Trieste): Conclusion, general discussion, and advice for the writing of the essay. ROOM: Auditorium, Via Pascoli 53, Milano.

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Didactic forms
Type of didactic form Teaching hours
lesson
24.0
training
0.0
computer laboratory
0.0
experimental laboratory
0.0
project
0.0
project laboratory
0.0

Information in English to support internationalization
Course offered in language English

Note Professor
The syllabus is available here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/t11ynzdt6o8lrur/reading_list_PHD_Tech%26Society.pdf?dl=0
schedaincarico v. 1.6.1 / 1.6.1
Area Servizi ICT
19/11/2019