SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

The indispensability and vitality of scientific knowledge and technological inventions are more than obvious at all aspects of life these days. Therefore, contemporary society is not characterised by more than anything else but Science & Technology and its importance is demonstrated in the daily lives of people. Science & Technology encourages to improve the quality of education, increasing the interest in science creating a technologically literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievements by students.

Subcategories: Life Sciences, Innovation, and Engineering

You are expected to do research on the theme of the year, “Leadership: Inspire the Change”, in the context of Science & Technology. You may find the recommended resources below.

The study resources contain several movies and videos to watch, books and articles to read, topics to research, and questions to sharpen your knowledge.

BOOK

  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding (1954)

FILMS

  • The Chorus (2004)
  • Gladiator (2000)
  • The Dark Knight (2008)

VIDEOS

 

  • How Great Leaders Inspire Action by Simon Sinek
  • The 6 Leadership Principles as TESLA & SPACEX via Elon Musk
  • Inspiring the Next Generation of Female Engineers by Debbie Sterling
  • Great Leadership Starts with Self-Leadership by Lars Sudmann
  • Six Paradoxes of Leadership: Tech-Savvy Humanist (by Youtube Channel PwC)
  • The Neuroscience of Leadership by Thomas Maak  

ARTICLES & BLOGS

  • Novel Fabric Could Turn Perspiration Into Power by Bethany Brookshire
  • It’s Time For Businesses to Embrace Young Leadership by Sarah Sladek
  • Alexander Graham Bell (by History.com Editors)
  • How Neuroscience Will Make You a Better Leader by Laura Garnett
  • How Technology is Disrupting the Way We Develop Leaders by Michael McGowan
  • The True Story of ‘Hidden Figures’ – Forgotten Black Women Mathematicians who Helped Win the Space Race by Maya Wei-Haas
  • How a Computer Science Background Can Make You a Better Leader by Laurence Bradford

RESEARCH TOPICS

Explore the following people:

  • PewDiePie
  • Avicenna
  • Jennifer Anne Doudna

Thought-Provoking Questions

  • Is creativity a purely human characteristic?
  • Why is creativity an essential step in human development?
  • Is creativity something a person is born with, as a part of a biological makeup of an individual, or is it something that is acquired and developed through life?
  • Can creativity be correlated with the activity of specific areas of the brain?
  • Based on famous examples of successful scientists; do you think that creativity is a prerequisite for true innovation?
  • Which one contributes more to innovation in science and technology: intelligence or creativity?
  • How would you improve your creative problem-solving skills?
  • What are your opinions on the capability of contemporary education to nurture creativity in students?
  • Do you think you are able to adequately express your creativity through science and technology?
  • Is modern technology destroying or fostering creativity?
  • What would be some actions you would undertake to overcome a creative constraint?
  • What technological and scientific innovations were inspired by science fiction?

OTHER SUBJECT RESOURCES

Leadership: Inspire the Change” is the theme of the year 2019-2020! Owlypia has five main subjects and Common Ground.

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