SCIENCE EDUCATION: SEARCH FOR HARMONY AND BEAUTY

TitleSCIENCE EDUCATION: SEARCH FOR HARMONY AND BEAUTY
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsLakhvich, T
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume9
Issue2
Start Page84-86
Date PublishedJune/2010
Type of ArticleEditorial
ISSN1648-3898
Other NumbersICID: 914953
Keywordseducation system, Science and technology, science education
Abstract

We all live in a changing interdependent world where Technology and Science are among the forces defining the development of any country, nation and all the civilization. Education gives people skills and knowledge, which make Technology and Science the tools to gain a progress and success. The time science created crisis seems to go away and just now the same science may resolve the most exciting challenges of our civilization. It’s still a time when acquisition and proliferation of scientific knowledge is obviously the way for solving of many social, ecological and other problems. Scientists have been advocating for the idea for last decades. And finally Policy makers have awakened to the realities of the situation and just now accept the fact the Science is a powerful source for sustainable development. Now we all need to affect public opinion for endorsement of the idea of Science utility and relevance. Thus questions how to teach Science in all the aspects and what ways to choose for organizing a process of education are of great importance both for scientific fundamental or applied researches and social, cultural and economic development of any country.
We revert to the point we started from: we explore something what is beautiful and useful at the very same time. Both attributives are referred to Science. And our mission of educators is to show the attractiveness of Science and relevance of Science Education.
Every lesson, lecture, research project and finally their presentations in the form of article, interview or other public activity should contribute to the growing popularity of Science. I like, I admire and even apotheosize the Science and I want the other feel the same. And to do this we must learn to behave in a more aggressive (in the best sense of the term) way to present to others the utility and beauty of Science and its crucial role in the development of our civilisation.

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