Teaching and Learning About Science and Society
By (author) John M. Ziman
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Teaching and Learning About Science and Society by John M. Ziman
Book Description'Science, Technology, and Society' - STS - has become a major educational theme. There are many courses in schools, universities and other institutions, dealing with all sorts of topics such as the history of science, energy policy, industrial innovation, technology assessment, Third World development, scientific method, and so on. But what is this subject really about? Why should it be taught? Who should study it? What should they learn? How should the subject be approached? Who should teach it? These questions are being asked by both teachers and students in many fields of science, engineering, medicine, social studies, and the humanities. This informal account of the rationale of STS education shows how many diverse factors are involved - the philosophy and sociology of science and education, social and cultural objectives, political ideologies, vocational needs, scholarly standards, institutional capabilities, etc., not to mention the practical realities of teaching and learning at all levels.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521082860
(228mm x 152mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John M. Ziman
Puzzles, Problems, and Enigmas, Paperback (February 2010)
A discussion of the human side of science, originally published in 1981.
Knowing Everything About Nothing, Paperback (January 2010)
In this book John Ziman seeks the answers to crucial questions facing scientists who need to change the direction of their careers.
Prometheus Bound, Paperback (September 2005)
A searching critique of the structural changes currently taking place in the scientific community, showing that managerial considerations now threaten to crowd out the creative element in science.
Reliable Knowledge, Paperback (May 1991)» View all books by John M. Ziman
Reliable Knowledge offers a valuably clear account and a radically challenging investigation of the credibility of scientific knowledge.
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