Teaching and Learning about Science and Society

Teaching and Learning about Science and Society

by John M. Ziman, John Ziman
     
 

Ziman provides an informal account of the rationale of the new educational trend of offering science and technology in society courses; showing how many diverse factors are involved such as social and cultural objectives, political ideologies, vocational needs, scholarly standards and institutional capabilities. See more details below

Overview

Ziman provides an informal account of the rationale of the new educational trend of offering science and technology in society courses; showing how many diverse factors are involved such as social and cultural objectives, political ideologies, vocational needs, scholarly standards and institutional capabilities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521232210
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Science education - for whom?; 2. The hard core of science; 3. Scientism and its manifestations; 4. The social model of academic science; 5. The R & D system; 6. Controversial STS issues; 7. Approaches to STS education; 8. Enlarging science education; 9. Getting STS education established; Index.

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