NZARE Science SIG Hui: Post-normal science education
POST-NORMAL SCIENCE EDUCATION – WHAT MIGHT IT LOOK LIKE?
NZARE Science Education SIG special one-day research seminar
Auckland University of Technology (Wellesley St, Auckland)
30th September 2019
Many scholars argue that we are now in post-normal times. “Carbonised modernity” and the machine age are coming to an end, and we are now entering the era of artificial intelligence, the “singularity” and the Anthropocene. As part of this, we can expect major changes, not only in how we live and work, but how we think and what we need to know.
- What are the implications of this for science education?
- What SHOULD they be?
- Should science education change? If so/not, why?
- What should be the aims and purposes of a future-oriented science education system? Why?
- What kinds of knowledge should it aim to develop? Why?
- What dispositions, capabilities or competencies should it aim to develop? Why?
- How could science education build the kinds of intellectual capacities needed to thrive in the world of the future?
ABSTRACTS FOR PAPERS ADDRESSING THE ABOVE QUESTIONS ARE CURRENTLY BEING INVITED.
• Abstracts should be around 500 words.
• They should be based on scholarly work and, ideally, draw from BOTH the science education research literature AND the futures studies literature.
• Papers could deal with science education in specific contexts – e.g. schools, tertiary-level study, or non-formal education, or they could be about science education in general.
• Authors of abstracts accepted after a peer-review process will be asked to write a full paper, to be submitted in advance of the seminar (to allow participants to be sent the papers for reading beforehand).
The seminar itself will consist of a series of short presentations by the paper authors, followed by round-table discussions of the main ideas in each paper.
Abstracts to be submitted to Jane Gilbert - amFuZSAhIGdpbGJlcnQgfCBhdXQgISBhYyAhIG56 - by 30 April 2019
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