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Design and Science

Can design advance science, and can science advance design? On Professor Neri Oxman’s Krebs Cycle of Creativity of the relationship between the disciplines, design and science are opposite one another on the circle, and the output of one is not … Continue reading

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Projetos de Ciência Jovem que buscam Mudanças Sociais

Na maior feira de ciência jovem da América Latina, alunos propões estudos que visam transformar sociedade. Na Mostratec (Mostra Internacional de Ciência e Tecnologia), realizada na semana passada no Centro de Eventos Fenac, em Novo Hamburgo, no Rio Grande do … Continue reading

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Divided Socio-natures – co-Construction of Science, Society and Environment

This thesis deals, in a variety of ways, with one overarching analytical question: how to analyze, from a sociological point of view, the importance of scientific knowledge in contemporary disputes on the fate of threatened nature in ‘world risk society’?  … Continue reading

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STIMULA – stimulating Science and Technology teaching and learning

STIMULA aims to develop innovative methodologies to foster aspirations towards science and technology (S&T) careers among pupils in secondary level education, using as a strategy the active involvement of the world of work (universities, research & innovation centres, and research … Continue reading

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From Organizational Learning to Practice-Based Knowing

Different streams of research, traversing the boundaries of scientific discipline, are converging on an understanding (and a methodology) based on a pragmatic theory of knowing that reframes traditional research into organizational learning. Practice is the figure of discourse that allows … Continue reading

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Building a Science of Complexity

It is argued that in order to solve complex problems we need a new approach, which is neither reductionistic nor holistic, but based on the entanglement of  distinction and connection, of disorder and order, thus defining a science of complexity. … Continue reading

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Science as a Self-Organizing Meta-Information System

Four basic problems that a theory of science has to deal with concern epistemology, structure, causality, and dynamics of science. These problems deal with the relationship of induction/deduction, actors/structures, internal/external factors, and continuity/discontinuity. Traditionally they have been solved one-sidedly. Considering … Continue reading

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More Than Child’s Play: Ability to Think Scientifically Declines as Kids Grow Up

Read Young children think like researchers but lose the feel for the scientific method as they age. Since the 1990s studies have shown that children think scientifically—making predictions, carrying out mini experiments, reaching conclusions and revising their initial hypotheses in … Continue reading

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The Deep Science of Cooperation

Read If you are interested in cooperative studies or just want to build a more collaborative culture in your place of work, watch the below 20 minute talk by Martin Nowak. It’s based on his (and Roger Highfield’s) new book: … Continue reading

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The Work of Humberto Maturana and its Application Across the Sciences

For more than 40 years the work and ideas of Humberto Maturana has permeated the academic world and applied disciplines. What began as an answer to the question “What is life?” has become an encompassing explanatory network that includes living, … Continue reading

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