Activist Science and Technology Education (Cultural Studies by Larry Bencze,Steve Alsop

By Larry Bencze,Steve Alsop

This assortment examines problems with company, energy, politics and id as they relate to technology and know-how and schooling, inside modern settings. Social, financial and ecological critique and reform are tested via a number of contributing authors, from more than a few foreign contexts. those chapters learn urgent pedagogical questions inside socio-scientific contexts, together with petroleum economies, nutrients justice, overall healthiness, environmentalism, weather swap, social media and biotechnologies.
Readers will realize a long way attaining inquiries into activism as an open query for technology and know-how schooling, citizenship and democracy. The authors name at the paintings of sought after students during the a while, together with Bourdieu, Foucault, Giroux, Jasanoff, Kierkegaard, Marx, Nietzsche, Rancière and Žižek.
The program of serious theoretical scholarship to mainstream practices in technological know-how and expertise schooling distinguishes this publication, and this deep, theoretical remedy is complemented through many grounded, extra pragmatic exemplars of activist pedagogies. functional examples are set in the public sphere, inside chosen new social pursuits, and in addition inside extra formal institutional settings, together with basic and secondary colleges, and better schooling.
These assembled discussions offer a foundation for a extra notably reflexive transforming of technology and expertise schooling. academic coverage makers, technology schooling students, and technology and expertise educators, among others, will locate this paintings thought-provoking, instructive and informative.

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