Activist Science and Technology Education by Larry Bencze, Steve Alsop

By Larry Bencze, Steve Alsop

This assortment examines problems with service provider, energy, politics and id as they relate to technology and know-how and schooling, inside of modern settings. Social, fiscal and ecological critique and reform are tested via quite a few contributing authors, from a number of overseas contexts. those chapters learn urgent pedagogical questions inside of socio-scientific contexts, together with petroleum economies, nutrients justice, healthiness, environmentalism, weather switch, social media and biotechnologies.
Readers will notice a ways attaining inquiries into activism as an open query for technology and expertise schooling, citizenship and democracy. The authors name at the paintings of favorite students during the a long time, together with Bourdieu, Foucault, Giroux, Jasanoff, Kierkegaard, Marx, Nietzsche, Rancière and Žižek.
The software of serious theoretical scholarship to mainstream practices in technology and know-how schooling distinguishes this booklet, and this deep, theoretical therapy is complemented via many grounded, extra pragmatic exemplars of activist pedagogies. functional examples are set in the public sphere, inside chosen new social events, and likewise inside extra formal institutional settings, together with simple and secondary colleges, and better schooling.
These assembled discussions supply a foundation for a extra noticeably reflexive transforming of technology and expertise 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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