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Activist Science and Technology Education by Larry Bencze, Steve Alsop

By Larry Bencze, Steve Alsop

This assortment examines problems with supplier, 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 variety of contributing authors, from a number foreign contexts. those chapters study urgent pedagogical questions inside socio-scientific contexts, together with petroleum economies, nutrients justice, future health, environmentalism, weather swap, social media and biotechnologies.
Readers will observe some distance achieving inquiries into activism as an open query for technological know-how and expertise schooling, citizenship and democracy. The authors name at the paintings of fashionable students during the a long time, together with Bourdieu, Foucault, Giroux, Jasanoff, Kierkegaard, Marx, Nietzsche, Rancière and Žižek.
The software of severe theoretical scholarship to mainstream practices in technological know-how and know-how schooling distinguishes this e-book, 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 of chosen new social pursuits, and in addition inside of extra formal institutional settings, together with uncomplicated and secondary faculties, and better schooling.
These assembled discussions offer a foundation for a extra considerably reflexive remodeling of technology and know-how 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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With the passage of time, the answer has become unfortunately obvious! In their introduction to the special volume of Theory, Culture & Society, Venn and Terranova (2009), draw attention to some of Foucault’s other work, lest we be left in despair. They are quick to point out that neoliberalism is one of the two possibilities Foucault envisaged. The first possibility, homo oeconomicus is: [t]he utopian ambition of modernity, namely, the emergence of the calculating, instrumentally-driven ‘enterprise man’ .

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