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Connecting Science And Knowledge

Author : Kaspar von Greyerz
ISBN : 9783847101710
Genre : Education
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English summary: The volume presents a collection of revised and updated contributions to an international conference held in October 2011 on current issues in historical research on early modern knowledge and science and their connections. It looks at the various ways, in which the 'new science' was embedded in traditions, on the on the hand, and concentrates on the joint role of experts and lay persons in its making, on the other. It highlights in particular the various forms of early modern natural history, scientific treatises in a narrower sense of the term, tradiions going back to antiquity, travel accounts, chronicles, correspondences, naturalia, oral accounts and personal observations, which mirror the dialectic relationship between learned and popular knowledge. The relationship of knowledge and science is investigated in particular in connection with early modern balneology and attempts at systematizing knowledge about animals. German description: Dieser Band widmet sich aktuellen Forschungsaspekten von Wissens- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte, insbesondere den inneren Zusammenhangen von popularem Wissen und Wissenschaft. Einerseits werden Anbindungen der Neuen Wissenschaft an Traditionen in den Blick genommen, andererseits die Teilhabe von Experten und Laien an deren Herausbildung. Die verschiedenen Formate fruhneuzeitlicher Naturgeschichtsschreibung - wissenschaftliche Traktate, antike Uberlieferungen, Reisebeschreibungen, Chroniken, Korrespondenzen, Naturalien, mundliche Erzahlungen oder eigene Beobachtungen - vermitteln einen Eindruck der wechselseitigen Beziehungen zwischen gelehrtem und popularem Wissen. Das Verhaltnis von Wissen und Wissenschaft wird insbesondere an den Beispielen balneologischer und tierkundlicher Wissensbestande genauer analysiert.
Category: Education

Connected Knowledge

Author : Alan H. Cromer
ISBN : 0195102401
Genre : Science
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Explores the differences between scientists and science educators and offers advice for developing science curricula and applying physical science principles to the social sciences
Category: Science

The Entropy Vector

Author : Robert D Handscombe
ISBN : 9789814485241
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 80.50 MB
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' How do managers and entrepreneurs evaluate risk, encourage creativity or manage change? Might a better grasp of science help? The authors of this book suggest that there is real value in trying to connect science to business and that science is far too important just to be left to the scientists. All of science is too large a prospect, so the authors limit themselves to looking at disorder. We must all learn to manage and control change, and there is plenty of social, technical and business change going on. The authors suggest that a clearer understanding of entropy and the choices it presents will assist in that management of change — or, as they put it, to manage disorder one needs to control the entropy vector. This book is for scientists and engineers aspiring to business success and for business people interested in new approaches. Contents:Disorderly SignpostsPlanck's Inspiration: Nature, Philosophy and BusinessLife, the Universe and EntropyThe Entropy VectorEnergy and EntropyTime and EntropyManaging DisorderCreativity and InnovationRisk and EntropyMental EntropyEntropy Trade-offsThe Entropy Tool-Kit Readership: Engineers and scientists interested in or studying management; middle and top managers. Keywords:Disorder;Choice;Trade-off;Efficiency;Creativity;Management;Sustainability;EntropyReviews:“This is a well-researched, well written, amusing and stimulating read … Overall, this is a book that makes you think … Read and enjoy it.”Martin Sandford Vice-President LES Britain & Ireland “This book is short and easy to read. It illustrates points with many original cartoons and diagrams … it is well indexed and is designed to allow sampling it randomly.”Journal of Product Innovation Management “There is more reason, sense and entertainment here than in most pop management books. Verdict: recommended if you feel like a different perspective on that productive gap between stability and disorder from authors who do actually know their science and engineering.”Sam Garrett-Jones University of Wollongong, Australia '
Category: Business & Economics

Biological Resource Management Connecting Science And Policy

Author : Ervin Balazs
ISBN : 9783662040331
Genre : Science
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Jointly published with INRA, Paris. The application of new production methods in the food industry - genetic engineering in plants and animals - as well as recent crises over food-borne diseases have led consumers to a growing concern about science as an appropriate basis for developing sound agricultural policies. This book presents the discussion of scientists and politicians in the framework of an OECD programme conference on how to restore public trust in the application of new scientific achievements concerning food production.
Category: Science

Connecting The Knowledge Commons From Projects To Sustainable Infrastructure

Author : Leslie Chan
ISBN : 9791036538025
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The question of sustainability in the open access movement has been widely debated, yet satisfactory answers have yet to be generated: How do we move from an approach entirely based on temporary projects to an approach based on community-based sustainable infrastructure? What kinds of social and technical infrastructures could support the Knowledge Commons? What values and services are being delivered, by which stakeholders, and for whom? What governance and financial models are possible? Given the global nature of scholarly communication, how do we ensure that the designs of the Commons are inclusive of voices from the global South? This volume collects nine selected papers presented at ELPUB2018 Conference in June 2018 in Toronto. Each paper was carefully selected, reviewed and edited to bring to an international audience the latest contributions from researchers and experts in the field. In addition to the technical issues related to interoperability of systems, research workflow, content preservation, and other services, the selected papers address the design and implementation of a community-based research communication infrastructure. ELPUB Conference has featured research results in various aspects of digital publishing for over two decades, involving a diverse international community of librarians, developers, publishers, entrepreneurs, administrators and researchers across the disciplines in the sciences and the humanities.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Connecting Girls And Science

Author : Elaine V. Howes
ISBN : 0807742104
Genre : Education
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Shows the positive results that can occur in secondary science classes when student's curiosity about science is brought to the centre of the curriculum. In particular, it demonstrates how girls can become more interested when such topics as childbirth and sexism in science are included.
Category: Education

Connecting With Science Education

Author : Robyn Gregson
ISBN : 0190309342
Genre : Science
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Connecting with Science Education, Second Edition supports pre-service teachers as they enter the professional world by connecting theory to practice. The text incorporates STEM and Indigenous Australian science knowledge; and has a balanced coverage of biological, physical and chemicalsciences, with some mathematics. With plenty of practical classroom-based activities, this new edition encourages pre-service teachers to be creative in their teaching and to stimulate curiosity about science in themselves and their students. The book provides opportunities for pre-service teachers to examine the purpose and nature of science teaching and learning, and encourages readers to reflect on and develop their own scientific literacy and knowledge. It identifies and analyses the processes underpinning scientific investigationsas an essential element for science teaching and learning.
Category: Science

Linking Knowledge With Action For Sustainable Development

Author : National Research Council
ISBN : 9780309101851
Genre : Political Science
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This report summarizes a workshop organized by the National Academies’ Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability. The workshop brought together a select group of program managers from the public and private sectors to discuss specific cases of linking knowledge to action in a diverse set of integrated observation, assessment, and decision support systems. Workshop discussions explored a wide variety of experiments in harnessing science and technology to goals of promoting development and conserving the environment. Participants reflected on the most significant challenges that they have faced when trying to implement their programs and the strategies that they have used to address them successfully. The report summarizes discussions at the workshop, including common themes about the process of linking knowledge with actions for sustainable development that emerged across a wide range of cases, sectors, and regions.
Category: Political Science