Cultural Studies of Science Education

Activist Science and Technology Education

Editors: Bencze, John Lawrence, Alsop, Steve (Eds.)

  • Applies critical theoretical scholarship to mainstream practices in science and technology education
  • First volume examining conceptual and empirical issues of activist science and technology education
  • Explores specific pedagogical themes within compulsory schooling (K-12) and non-formal and informal educational contexts
  • Gathers together leading authors, all internationally recognised for their work in the area of activist science education
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About this book

This collection examines issues of agency, power, politics and identity as they relate to science and technology and education, within contemporary settings. Social, economic and ecological critique and reform are examined by numerous contributing authors, from a range of international contexts. These chapters examine pressing pedagogical questions within socio-scientific contexts, including petroleum economies, food justice, health, environmentalism, climate change, social media and biotechnologies.
Readers will discover far reaching inquiries into activism as an open question for science and technology education, citizenship and democracy. The authors call on the work of prominent scholars throughout the ages, including Bourdieu, Foucault, Giroux, Jasanoff, Kierkegaard, Marx, Nietzsche, Rancière and Žižek.
The application of critical theoretical scholarship to mainstream practices in science and technology education distinguishes this book, and this deep, theoretical treatment is complemented by many grounded, more pragmatic exemplars of activist pedagogies. Practical examples are set within the public sphere, within selected new social movements, and also within more formal institutional settings, including elementary and secondary schools, and higher education.
These assembled discussions provide a basis for a more radically reflexive reworking of science and technology education. Educational policy makers, science education scholars, and science and technology educators, amongst others, will find this work thought-provoking, instructive and informative.

About the authors

Professor Steve Alsop and Professor Larry Bencze are internationally recognised authors in science and technology education. They have established records of publication and are leaders in the area of science and technology education and activism. For the past three years, for example, they have been editing the web-based Journal for Activist Science and Technology Education (JASTE) and have recently edited a special edition of the Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education in this area. Their recent edited books include Analysing Exemplary Science Education (Open University Press) and Beyond Cartesian Dualism (Kluwer).

Table of contents (34 chapters)

  • Activism! Toward a More Radical Science and Technology Education

    Alsop, Steve (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • The Elephant in the Room: Science Education, Neoliberalism and Resistance

    Carter, Lyn

    Pages 23-36

  • Science Education as a Site for Biopolitical Engagement and the Reworking of Subjectivities: Theoretical Considerations and Possibilities for Research

    Bazzul, Jesse

    Pages 37-53

  • A Critical Pedagogy for STEM Education

    Rodriguez, Arturo

    Pages 55-66

  • Becoming Part of the Solution: Learning about Activism, Learning through Activism, Learning from Activism

    Hodson, Derek

    Pages 67-98

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-4359-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-7960-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Activist Science and Technology Education
Editors
  • John Lawrence Bencze
  • Steve Alsop
Series Title
Cultural Studies of Science Education
Series Volume
9
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4360-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4360-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4359-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-7960-9
Series ISSN
1879-7229
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 652
Number of Illustrations and Tables
42 b/w illustrations
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