Activist Science and Technology Education by Larry Bencze, Steve Alsop

By Larry Bencze, Steve Alsop

This assortment examines problems with company, energy, politics and identification as they relate to technology and expertise and schooling, inside modern settings. Social, financial and ecological critique and reform are tested by way of a number of contributing authors, from quite a number overseas contexts. those chapters research urgent pedagogical questions inside of socio-scientific contexts, together with petroleum economies, foodstuff justice, overall healthiness, environmentalism, weather switch, social media and biotechnologies.
Readers will notice a long way achieving 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 software of serious theoretical scholarship to mainstream practices in technological know-how and expertise schooling distinguishes this booklet, and this deep, theoretical therapy is complemented via many grounded, extra pragmatic exemplars of activist pedagogies. sensible examples are set in the public sphere, inside of chosen new social routine, and likewise inside of extra formal institutional settings, together with basic and secondary colleges, and better schooling.
These assembled discussions offer a foundation for a extra notably reflexive remodeling of technological know-how and know-how schooling. academic coverage makers, technology schooling students, and technological know-how and expertise educators, among others, will locate this paintings thought-provoking, instructive and informative.

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