Science, Society and Sustainability: Education and Empowerment for an Uncertain World

Donald S Gray (Editor), Laura Colucci-Gray (Editor), E. Camino (Editor)

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Abstract

Recent work in science and technological studies has provided a clearer understanding of the way in which science functions in society and the interconnectedness among different strands of science, policy, economy and environment. It is well acknowledged that a different way of thinking is required in order to address problems facing the global community, particularly in relation to issues of risk and uncertainty, which affect humanity as a whole. However, approaches to education in science tend to perpetuate an outmoded way of thinking that is incommensurable with preparing individuals for participation and decision-making in an uncertain, complex world. Drawing on experiences of interdisciplinary dialogue and practice in a higher education context, this book illustrates how reformulating the agenda in science and technology can have a revolutionary impact on learning and teaching in the classroom at all levels. This exceptional study will interest scholars in Education, Science, Technology, and Society, and those looking to further deliberative democracy and civic participation in their students.

Authored content
Introduction to part I: Issues and scenarios
Donald Gray, Laura Colucci-Gray, Elena Camino, 2009, p. 3-9. Science Society and Sustainability

Introduction to part II: Towards a sustainability education
Donald Gray, Laura Colucci-Gray, Elena Camino, 2009, p. 99-104. Science Society and Sustainability

Conclusions: Complexity, emancipation and empowerment
Donald Gray, Laura Colucci-Gray, Elena Camino, 2009
Original languageEnglish
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages224
ISBN (Print)0415995957 , 978-0415995955
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jun 2009

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Education
PublisherRoutledge

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