9789057005381

Thirteenth Labor

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  • ISBN13:

    9789057005381

  • ISBN10:

    9057005387

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-06-23
  • Publisher: CRC Press

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Summary

Written to explore how we might improve science literacy among future citizens - & generally how we can foster a more humane, globally oriented society - given the technological democracy in which most of us live, this book addresses topics such as the importance of transdisciplinarity in science education, the role of science centers in improving science literacy, & the importance of creating an "empathetic science." Seeking innovative approaches to science & education through interdisciplinary cross talk & a suite of new ideas, a score of wise men & women, hailing from different backgrounds & disciplines - scientists, educators, philosophers, diplomats, futurists, theologians, Nobel laureates, businessmen, & high school teachers - have come together in the creation of this thought-provoking book on science education, present & future. Selected Contents: Towards a Scienceless Society? * The Neglected, But Not Negligible, Responsibility of Science to Society & to Future Generations * Cosmological Education for Future Generations * Tolstoy, Napoleon & Gompers * The Thirteenth Labor of Hercules * Confronting Complexity: A New Meaning to World Literacy * Science Literacy for the 21st Century

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Series vii
Preface ix
Boston Forum Attendees xiii
Toward a Scienceless Society
1(14)
Eric J. Chaisson
Transdisciplinarity in Science Education and in Science Communication
15(8)
Werner Arber
The Neglected, But Not Negligible, Responsibility of Science to Society and to Future Generations
23(12)
Ervin Laszlo
Toward an Empathic Science: The Hidden Subtext for Fundamental Educational Change
35(10)
Riane Eisler
Cosmological Education for Future Generations
45(8)
Brian Swimme
Tolstoy, Napoleon and Gompers
53(8)
Freeman Dyson
The Thirteenth Labor of Hercules
61(10)
Dudley Herschbach
Science Education and the Crisis of Gullibility
71(8)
Andrew Fraknoi
False Experts, Valid Expertise
79(8)
Ursula W. Goodenough
Confronting Complexity: A New Meaning to World Literacy
87(14)
David Chen
Sciences and the Future of Human Culture
101(10)
Vilmos Csanyi
The Guidance System of Higher Mind: Implications for Science and Science Education
111(12)
David Loye
A Question of Will, Not Knowledge
123(8)
Janet Ward
Some Remarks about Education
131(8)
Willem Brouwer
Science Literacy for the 21st Century: The Role of Science Centers
139(12)
David Ellis
Networking, Interdisciplinary and Scientific/Technical Literacy: Perspectives from the Space Program
151(12)
E. Julius Dasch
Why Don't Physics Students Understand Physics? Building a Consensus, Fostering Change
163(12)
Ronald K. Thornton
Toward a Science-Friendly Society
175
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