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

By Larry Bencze,Steve Alsop

This assortment examines problems with business enterprise, strength, politics and identification as they relate to technology and know-how and schooling, inside of modern settings. Social, financial and ecological critique and reform are tested by way of various contributing authors, from a variety of overseas contexts. those chapters learn urgent pedagogical questions inside of socio-scientific contexts, together with petroleum economies, nutrients justice, well-being, environmentalism, weather switch, social media and biotechnologies.
Readers will observe a ways achieving inquiries into activism as an open query for technological know-how and know-how schooling, citizenship and democracy. The authors name at the paintings of renowned students through the a while, together with Bourdieu, Foucault, Giroux, Jasanoff, Kierkegaard, Marx, Nietzsche, Rancière and Žižek.
The software of serious theoretical scholarship to mainstream practices in technological know-how and know-how schooling distinguishes this ebook, and this deep, theoretical therapy is complemented by means of many grounded, extra pragmatic exemplars of activist pedagogies. sensible examples are set in the public sphere, inside of chosen new social activities, and likewise inside extra formal institutional settings, together with trouble-free and secondary colleges, and better schooling.
These assembled discussions offer a foundation for a extra considerably reflexive remodeling of technology and know-how schooling. academic coverage makers, technological know-how schooling students, and technological know-how and know-how educators, among others, will locate this paintings thought-provoking, instructive and informative.

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