By Larry Bencze,Steve Alsop
This assortment examines problems with business enterprise, strength, politics and id as they relate to technological know-how and expertise and schooling, inside modern settings. Social, financial and ecological critique and reform are tested via various contributing authors, from more than a few foreign contexts. those chapters study urgent pedagogical questions inside of socio-scientific contexts, together with petroleum economies, meals justice, healthiness, environmentalism, weather switch, social media and biotechnologies.
Readers will observe a long way attaining inquiries into activism as an open query for technological know-how and expertise schooling, citizenship and democracy. The authors name at the paintings of widespread students in the course of the a long time, together with Bourdieu, Foucault, Giroux, Jasanoff, Kierkegaard, Marx, Nietzsche, Rancière and Žižek.
The program of severe theoretical scholarship to mainstream practices in technological know-how and know-how schooling distinguishes this e-book, and this deep, theoretical remedy is complemented through many grounded, extra pragmatic exemplars of activist pedagogies. sensible examples are set in the public sphere, inside of chosen new social pursuits, and likewise inside extra formal institutional settings, together with trouble-free and secondary faculties, and better schooling.
These assembled discussions offer a foundation for a extra noticeably reflexive transforming of technological know-how 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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