Science and Technology Education : Perspectives, Opportunities and Challenges Paperback / softback
Edited by Steffen Pabst
In this book, the authors examine a series of key science identity-based research models with the goal of discussing the interplay between individual agency and social interaction through the lens of transformative learning.
Current identity-based models are critiqued based on the importance given to either social structures and/or agency separately.
Following this, a synthesis report on the development strategies of technology education carried out at basic schools in Slovakia (lower secondary education ISCED 2) is presented.
Additionally, the authors discuss the results of a survey done with the goal of finding out the reality of technology teaching at these schools.
As the research results show, despite the good intentions of the different strategies, programs and reforms, the technology education at basic schools is on the decline.
The next article discusses gender-based segregation and falling recruitment for scientific and technological studies in Nordic countries.
This study traced and interviewed students who achieved the best results in the measurement of technological competence twenty years ago in order to examine their progress.
In the final study, the book proposes a new vision for science education in the era of sustainable development.
The authors discuss how sustainable development goals (SDGs) identify new roles for science and technology to address global and local challenges such as climate change, energy innovation, and biodiversity.
These areas of sustainability reveal new horizons for science education by enabling us to approach science learning as a more community-based practice and collaborative way of thinking, beyond classroom-based learning.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 149 pages
- Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc
- Publication Date: 28/06/2018
- ISBN: 9781536137170