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大学における教養教育を通じた脳神経科学リテラシーの向上 : ポスト・ノーマル・サイエンスとしての脳神経科学とその科学リテラシー教育

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Title: 大学における教養教育を通じた脳神経科学リテラシーの向上 : ポスト・ノーマル・サイエンスとしての脳神経科学とその科学リテラシー教育
Other Titles: The Advancement of Neuroscience Literacy through Liberal Arts Education : Neuroscience as a Post-Normal Science and Its Education
Authors: 原, 塑1 Browse this author
鈴木, 貴之2 Browse this author
坂上, 雅道3 Browse this author
横山, 輝雄4 Browse this author
信原, 幸弘5 Browse this author
Authors(alt): Hara, Saku1
Suzuki, Takayuki2
Sakagami, Masamichi3
Yokoyama, Teruo4
Nobuhara, Yukihiro5
Keywords: scientific literacy
liberal arts education
post-normal science
governance of science
Issue Date: Feb-2010
Publisher: 北海道大学科学技術コミュニケーター養成ユニット(CoSTEP)
Journal Title: 科学技術コミュニケーション
Journal Title(alt): Japanese Journal of Science Communication
Volume: 7
Start Page: 105
End Page: 118
Abstract: Recently, some scientific disciplines have been politically promoted in many countries, because governments believe that they can produce economically profitable knowledge, and that neuroscience belongs to these disciplines. They are aptly characterized by Jerome Ravetz's notion of "post-normal science." It is expected that some knowledge produced by neuroscience may, when applied to the real world, influence social systems and, ultimately, our views on what it is to be human beings, even though it is difficult for us to foresee its concrete impacts. To minimize its unexpected negative effects, even non-specialists need to have neuroscience literacy, which includes not only a basic theoretical knowledge of neuroscience, but also knowledge on its social significance and possible impacts on our self-understanding as human beings. We compiled a textbook of neuroscience literacy, and used it in liberal arts education. In this article, we document our project of education on neuroscience literacy in liberal arts, and discuss its social and epistemological meaning.
Type: bulletin (article)
Appears in Collections:科学技術コミュニケーション = Japanese Journal of Science Communication > 7号

Submitter: 『科学技術コミュニケーション』編集委員会

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