By Larry Bencze, Steve Alsop
This assortment examines problems with business enterprise, energy, politics and id as they relate to technology and know-how and schooling, inside modern settings. Social, fiscal and ecological critique and reform are tested through various contributing authors, from more than a few foreign contexts. those chapters research urgent pedagogical questions inside socio-scientific contexts, together with petroleum economies, nutrition justice, wellbeing and fitness, environmentalism, weather swap, social media and biotechnologies.
Readers will observe a ways achieving inquiries into activism as an open query for technological know-how and know-how schooling, citizenship and democracy. The authors name at the paintings of in demand students through 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 ebook, 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 chosen new social hobbies, and likewise inside extra formal institutional settings, together with uncomplicated and secondary colleges, and better schooling.
These assembled discussions supply a foundation for a extra substantially reflexive transforming of technology and expertise schooling. academic coverage makers, technology schooling students, and technological know-how and expertise educators, among others, will locate this paintings thought-provoking, instructive and informative.
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P. 292) It is to this other human that I now turn, the one who is not afraid “to ‘speak truth to power’, in public, at the risk of the consequences” (Venn and Terranova 2009, p. 4) and the one who sees the possibility of resistance, in other words many of the participants of the Occupy movement. Occupy Wall Street: The Incessancy of Resistance My second moment in this chapter that is both a momentary event and also a momentous turning point is the Occupy Wall Street protests, where several thousand people in varying and changing configurations occupied Zuccotti Park in New York City from September to November 2011.
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Activist Science and Technology Education by Larry Bencze, Steve Alsop