New concepts of science and medicine in science and technology studies and their relevance to science education

研究成果: Review article

摘要

Science education often adopts a narrow view of science that assumes the lay public is ignorant, which seemingly justifies a science education limited to a promotional narrative of progress in the form of scientific knowledge void of meaningful social context. We propose that to prepare students as future concerned citizens of a technoscientific society, science education should be informed by science, technology, and society (STS) perspectives. An STS-informed science education, in our view, will include the following curricular elements: science controversy education, gender issues, historical perspective, and a move away from a Eurocentric view by looking into the distinctive patterns of other regional (in this case of Taiwan, East Asian) approaches to science, technology, and medicine. This article outlines the significance of some major STS studies as a means of illustrating the ways in which STS perspectives can, if incorporated into science education, enhance our understanding of science and technology and their relationships with society.

原文English
期刊Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
28
發行號2 SUPPL.
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2012 二月 1

指紋

Medicine
Technology
Education
Interpersonal Relations
Taiwan
Students

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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