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

By Larry Bencze,Steve Alsop

This assortment examines problems with employer, energy, politics and identification as they relate to technology and know-how and schooling, inside modern settings. Social, fiscal and ecological critique and reform are tested via various contributing authors, from a number of foreign contexts. those chapters study urgent pedagogical questions inside of socio-scientific contexts, together with petroleum economies, meals justice, well-being, environmentalism, weather switch, social media and biotechnologies.
Readers will become aware of a ways achieving inquiries into activism as an open query for technology and know-how schooling, citizenship and democracy. The authors name at the paintings of popular students through the a while, together with Bourdieu, Foucault, Giroux, Jasanoff, Kierkegaard, Marx, Nietzsche, Rancière and Žižek.
The program of severe theoretical scholarship to mainstream practices in technological know-how and know-how schooling distinguishes this e-book, and this deep, theoretical remedy is complemented by way of many grounded, extra pragmatic exemplars of activist pedagogies. useful examples are set in the public sphere, inside of chosen new social hobbies, and likewise inside of extra formal institutional settings, together with undemanding and secondary colleges, and better schooling.
These assembled discussions offer a foundation for a extra extensively reflexive transforming of technology and know-how schooling. academic coverage makers, technological know-how schooling students, and technological know-how and expertise educators, among others, will locate this paintings thought-provoking, instructive and informative.

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