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By Larry Bencze,Steve Alsop

This assortment examines problems with business enterprise, strength, politics and id as they relate to technological know-how and know-how and schooling, inside of modern settings. Social, fiscal and ecological critique and reform are tested via quite a few contributing authors, from a variety of foreign contexts. those chapters research urgent pedagogical questions inside of socio-scientific contexts, together with petroleum economies, nutrition justice, health and wellbeing, environmentalism, weather switch, social media and biotechnologies.
Readers will notice a long way achieving inquiries into activism as an open query for technology and know-how schooling, citizenship and democracy. The authors name at the paintings of widespread students in the course of the a long time, together with Bourdieu, Foucault, Giroux, Jasanoff, Kierkegaard, Marx, Nietzsche, Rancière and Žižek.
The program of serious theoretical scholarship to mainstream practices in technological know-how and expertise schooling distinguishes this booklet, and this deep, theoretical remedy is complemented through many grounded, extra pragmatic exemplars of activist pedagogies. functional examples are set in the public sphere, inside chosen new social events, and likewise inside extra formal institutional settings, together with straightforward and secondary faculties, and better schooling.
These assembled discussions supply a foundation for a extra extensively reflexive remodeling of technological know-how and expertise schooling. academic coverage makers, technological know-how schooling students, and technological know-how and expertise educators, among others, will locate this paintings thought-provoking, instructive and informative.

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