EDITH STEIN DEPARTMENT -IRC
Responsible teacher: Prof. Valentina Baldas
Prof. Valentina Baldas obtained a Degree in Religion Sciences at the Theological Faculty of the Triveneto of Padua discussing a thesis in Economic Ethics on Corporate Social Responsibility. For a decade she worked doing research at the Burlo Garofolo in Trieste publishing countless works, after this experience she moved to teaching making use of her knowledge and specializing in the field of research into the relationship between Science and Faith. He actively collaborates with the Science and Faith laboratory of the diocese of Trieste and participated in the planning of the training activities held on the occasion of ESOF2020. He is pursuing a Masters in Science and Faith at the Pontifical University Regina Apostolorum in Rome. Participates in the activities of the Neurobioethics Group (GdN) in particular by deepening the medical-social challenges of artificial intelligence.
The Mission of the Department
The Edith Stein department, in line with the founding and characterizing values of Galilei, aims to develop teaching and learning paths open to innovation for the creation of a school capable of enhancing knowledge in a perspective of openness to critical analysis for an authentic interpretation of contemporary complexity in the scientific, social, economic and scientific fields. The aim is to accompany male and female students in the development of global citizenship and sustainable development skills to stimulate responsible and proactive behavior in boys and girls that make them aware protagonists of contemporary complexity.
In this panorama, the educational objectives of the IRC, placing man in his entirety as the center of attention and developing cognitive, emotional and social skills, contributes to the training of boys and girls to promote a humanistic educational dimension aware that today the concept of Citizenship does not only concern the relationship between the individual and the territory but the safeguarding of a wider ecosystem that includes man within it: the relationship between man and the environment and the relationship between man and man. A particular look is given to the critical analysis of the relationship between Science and Faith through which we want to investigate the ethical and anthropological questions that the developments of science and technology arouse in boys and girls and in general in today's time and society.