Thirteenth Labor: Improving Science Education / Edition 1

Thirteenth Labor: Improving Science Education / Edition 1

by Eric J . Chaisson
     
 

ISBN-10: 9057005395

ISBN-13: 9789057005398

Pub. Date: 06/01/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Written to explore how we might improve science literacy among future citizens — and generally how we can foster a more humane, globally oriented society - given the technological democracy in which most of us live, this book addresses topics such as the importance of transdisciplinarity in science education, the role of science centers in improving science

Overview

Written to explore how we might improve science literacy among future citizens — and generally how we can foster a more humane, globally oriented society - given the technological democracy in which most of us live, this book addresses topics such as the importance of transdisciplinarity in science education, the role of science centers in improving science literacy, and the importance of creating an 'empathetic science'.
Seeking innovative approaches to science and education through interdisciplinary cross talk and a suite of new ideas, a score of wise men and women, hailing from different backgrounds and disciplines - scientists, educators, philosophers, diplomats, futurists, theologians, Nobel laureates, businessmen, and high school teachers - have come together in the creation of this thought-provoking book on science education, present and future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789057005398
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/01/1999
Series:
The World Futures General Evolution Studies
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Towards a Scienceless Society?
The Neglected, but Not Negligible, Responsibility of Science to Society and to Future Generations
Cosmological Education for Future Generations
Tolstoy, Napoleon and Gompers
The Thirteenth Labor of Hercules
False Experts, Valid Expertise
Confronting Complexity: A New Meaning to World Literacy
Sciences and the Future of Human Culture
Science Literacy for the 21st Century: The Role of Science Centers
Networking, Interdisciplinarity, and Scientific/Technical Literacy: Perspectives from the Space Program
Why Don't Physics Students Understand Physics? Building a Consensus, Fostering Change
Toward a Science-Friendly Society

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