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- DescriptionEducation in science, techlogy, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is crucial for taking advantage of the prospects of new scientific discoveries initiating or promoting techlogical changes, and managing opportunities and risks associated with invations. This book explores the emerging perspectives and methodologies of STEM education and its relationship to the cultural understanding of science and techlogy in an international context. The authors provide a unique perspective on the subject, presenting materials and experiences from n-European industrialized as well as industrializing countries, including China, Japan, South Korea, India, Egypt, Brazil and the USA. The chapters offer a wide scope of interpretations and comparative reviews of STEM education by including narrative elements about cultural developments, considering the influence of culture and social perceptions on techlogical and social change, and applying invative tools of qualitative social research. The book represents a comprehensive and multidisciplinary review of the current status and future challenges facing STEM education across the world, including issues such as globalization, interdependencies of rms and values, effects on equity and social justice as well as resilience. Overall the volume provides valuable insights for a broad and comprehensive international comparison of STEM philosophies, approaches and experiences.
- Author BiographyOrtwin Renn is Professor and Chair of Environmental Sociology and Technology Assessment at Stuttgart University, Germany, member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, and was Spokesperson of the Interdisciplinary Research Group TECHcultures until December 2014. Nicole C. Karafyllis is Professor of Philosophy of Science and Technology at the Technische Universitat Braunschweig, Germany, and was Deputy Spokesperson of the Interdisciplinary Research Group TECHcultures at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities until December 2014. Andreas Hohlt was Coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Research Group TECHcultures at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Germany until December 2014. Dorothea Taube was research associate for the Interdisciplinary Research Group TECHcultures at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Germany until December 2014.
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication16/06/2015
- SubjectEducation & Teaching
- Series TitleThe Earthscan Science in Society Series
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note31 black & white illustrations, 17 black & white tables, 14 black & white line drawings
- Weight521 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Edited byAndreas Hohlt,Dorothea Taube,Nicole C. Karafyllis,Ortwin Renn
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