2005-2006 Weekly Series of Brown Bag Lunch Conversations
"Rethinking Science in Society"
All are welcome to join us
for this series of discussions, Fridays, 1-2pm, at
(229 Roberts Road).
Bring your lunch; snacks and drinks will be provided.
**Note the new time for this year!**
Forum for continuing discussion
Contact Paul Grobstein or Anne Dalke for
The continuation of a series of broad conversations (see Archive), involving scientists and non-scientists as well as academics and non-academics, that explore
The intent is to provide a forum to learn about each other's
work, to discuss topics and methodological problems that transcend particular disciplines and perspectives, and thus to promote interdisciplinary projects on campus and elsewhere. This year's conversation will focus on "Rethinking Science in Society."
- the natural world and humanity's place in it
- the nature of education
- the generation, synthesis, and evaluation of information
- technology and its potentials
- the relationship among forms of creativity and understanding
During the first semester, we will discuss a series of current social and cultural issues, of significance both in their own right and as examples of the importance for contemporary life of general scientific literacy. We will turn in the second semester to a consideration of the implications of these discussions for science education, and consider a variety of ongoing innovations in this area.