Science, Society and Sustainability: Education and Empowerment for an Uncertain World

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-06-29
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Recent work in science and technological studies has provided a clearer understanding of the way in which science functions in society and the interconnectedness among different strands of science, policy, economy and environment. It is well acknowledged that a different way of thinking is required in order to address problems facing the global community, particularly in relation to issues of risk and uncertainty, which affect humanity as a whole. However, approaches to education in science tend to perpetuate an outmoded way of thinking that is incommensurable with preparing individuals for participation and decision-making in an uncertain, complex world. Drawing on experiences of interdisciplinary dialogue and practice in a higher education context, this book illustrates how reformulating the agenda in science and technology can have a revolutionary impact on learning and teaching in the classroom at all levels. This exceptional study will interest scholars in Education, Science, Technology, and Society, and those looking to further deliberative democracy and civic participation in their students.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
List of Boxes
List of Figures
List of Plates
List of Tables
The Changing Aspects and Roles of Science: Implications for a Sustainable and Democratic Society
Introduction to Part 1Issues and Scenarios
From Certainty to Complexity: Science and Technology in a Democratic Society
Post-Normal Relationships between Science and Society: Implications for Public Engagement-ngela
Active Citizenship, a Case Study: The Controversy of High Speed Rail in the Susa Valley
Language and Science
Science and Sustainability: Implications for the Learning and Teaching Process
Introduction to Part 2
Towards a Sustainability Education
Sustainable Education
Science Education for Sustainability: Teaching Learning Processes with Science Researchers and Trainee Teachers
Educating the Educators - Primary Teacher Education
Revealing children's biophilia
Role-Play as a Tool for Learning and Participation in a Post-Normal Science Framework
Conclusions: Complexity, Emancipation and Empowerment
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