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Science and technology interact with the social culture in many ways and at many levels. From time immemorial, technology - the design and use of tools - has changed the conditions and possibilities of human culture. In the last three hundred years particularly, and with increasing speed in our own time, science and technology have transformed human perceptions of how the world works and of our roles within it. Galileo, Darwin, Newton, Einstein and the rest are towering historical figures and not only in science. Their ideas, and the shifts of perception they provoked are woven into the fabric of global culture and have profoundly influenced the nature and course of it. Exploring Science through the Arts Get SET is a science-theatrical showcase consisting of ten pieces by school groups ranging in age from 11 to 18 years. These pieces focus on explaining and exploring scientific themes through drama, dance and music, using a range of styles, and were given two performances at the Everyman Theatre, Liverpool. The pupils devised and performed the pieces themselves as part of a production which was linked by the disembodied voices of a father and daughter from the future, learning about how science was viewed by young people from the ÔpastÕ. The pieces all lasted between 5-10 minutes and provided a genuine response by young people to science, engineering and technology, and how these things relate to them. The pieces were imaginative, entertaining, informative and thought-provoking, and the audience was instantly engaged and encouraged to take more interest in areas of science and technology explored. 150 pupils participated and the themes of physics, biology, chemistry, computer science, technology, engineering and the past, present and future of science were all given consideration. Both the schoolsÕ matinee and the evening performance played to packed houses, with demand for tickets far outstripping the theatreÕs capacity. Information provided by North West Arts Board

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Through technology, science has also directly changed the practical circumstances of human life and culture. From harnessing electricity to the new frontiers of bio-genetics; from the steam engine and motor cars to nuclear fission; from antibiotics to birth control; from railways to the Internet, science and technology have changed how we think, what we think about, what we do and what we are able to do. For example, developments in contraceptive techniques, notably the Pill, have revolutionised patterns of sexual morality and behaviour and deeply affected roles and

Cultural Education

Science is the dominant culture of the 20th Century and is set to become even more dominant in the 21st. However, as we become even more dependent on scientific and engineering advances, society appears to become less and less aware of it and how they have freed the human race from the slavery of existing merely to survive. As the next century approaches, the need thus becomes even more urgent that everyone should have some deeper understanding of the way

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ken robinson et al 1999_all our futures  

All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education Report to the Secretary of State for Education and Employment the Secretary of State for...

ken robinson et al 1999_all our futures  

All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education Report to the Secretary of State for Education and Employment the Secretary of State for...

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