Transformative STE(A)M Education for A Sustainable World
Peter C. Taylor
Peter C. Taylor
Available Online 3 December 2020.
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- Stem, Materialist Worldview, Education for Sustainability, Steam, Arts
- Students of the natural sciences learn to understand objectively and reductively the world out there – at arm’s length - the world of naturally occurring systems. However, this materialistic worldview has not only fueled the 4th Industrial Revolution but has also triggered the Anthropocene, an unprecedented geological era that is disrupting the planet’s natural systems and giving rise to global crises such as climate change, extreme weather, acidification of the oceans, catastrophic wildfires, loss of biocultural diversity, and plastic pollution of our rivers, oceans and food chains. But all is not lost! As a mentor of STEM educators undertaking transformative research, I have witnessed the power of the arts to generate deep insights into the nonmaterial world – the world in here - the subjective realm of personal experience wherein lies our sedimented values that underpin our professional identities and practices. For visionary STE(A)M educators, the arts provide powerful methods for transforming the worldviews of their students, to empower them with the capacity and commitment to live and work sustainably. In this presentation I will argue the moral (ethical) imperative that STEM educators need to embrace the arts for the purpose of preparing their students for the sustainable development of Society 5.0.
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TY - CONF AU - Peter C. Taylor PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/03 TI - Transformative STE(A)M Education for A Sustainable World BT - Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Arts and Humanities (IJCAH 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 1 EP - 3 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201201.001 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201201.001 ID - Taylor2020 ER -