WWW Site for John Lawrence Bencze, Associate Professor, Science Education, OISE/University of Toronto

Curriculum Vitae

Bencze, J.L. (2013). Science & technology education for global wellbeing. Les dossiers des Sciences de l'Education, 29, 109-123.

In many places in the world, school science appears to be enmeshed in a global economic system that prioritizes enrichment of relatively few holders of capital, largely at the expense of the wellbeing of many individuals, societies and environments. Associated with this unsustainable situation appears to be fields of professional science and technology. In so-called knowledge economies, much of the focus is on creation of consumer desires for idealistic abstract images that often occlude problematic features of for-profit products and services. In this article, a theoretical framework for organizing science and technology education is discussed that may help to address these issues and, hopefully, contribute to general personal, social and environmental wellbeing.

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