Saturday, January 14, 2012

Technology, Knowledge and Society (presentation announcement)

TEACHING CREATIVE CRITICAL ACTION BEYOND ECONOMY INTO “the art of TECHNO-ECOLOGY”: Approaches in integrating technology ethics with STEM Art education. This presentation will discuss creative approaches for encouraging technology ethics and innovation in students using a STEM Art education philosophy. It will be presented by Jane Crayton at the 8th Annual Technology, Knowledge and Society Conference at UCLA Tuesday, January 17th, 2012.

Creative critical action with STEM-A (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through Art) is a philosophy which integrates exploration of STEM subjects through art inquiry. This approach to STEM education creates space for the instructor to include ethical, radical and inventive approaches to educating students.

Innovation is the most prized human dexterity, and STEM education is a critical component of societies to produce innovative products. However as global economies emerge in our post-Google society, facing human impacted climate change, it is critical that we radically change the face of our education system and eventually our economies, to include a broader scope of STEM innovation. Art and diversity need to be included in STEM education to foster a sustainable community of ethical technologists who create solutions for humans beyond industry.

How does STEM education through art, media and technology defy formal education through DIY, viral and social media? With the exploration of electronic arts, media and sciences, students gain valuable skills for using and working with complex STEM concepts, while integrating ethical, and critical thinking skills. STEM acquired skills through artistic inquiry further the ability of users and creators to make educated decisions about innovative processes, products, or services; created or consumed.

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