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  1. Science, Technology, & Society (STS)
  2. Science, Technology, & Society (STS)  is an interdisciplinary program that integrates : Natural Science Technology History Philosophy Sociology Economics Political Science Geography Anthropology
  3. Science, Technology, & Society (STS) is the study of how society, politics, and culture affect scientific research and technological innovation how scientific research and technological innovation in turn affect society, politics, and culture.
  4. Science, Technology, & Society (STS)  is a field of interrelating disciplines that investigates how science and technology shape societies, culture, politics, and economy, and how these in turn contribute to the development of science and technology.
  5. Science, Technology, & Society (STS) As stated by CHED Memorandum Order No. 20: STS is an Interdisciplinary Course that engage students to confront the realities brought about by science and technology in society, with all its socio-political, cultural, economic, and philosophical underpinnings at play.  These realities pervade the personal, the public, and the global aspect of life and are integral to human development.  This course also seeks to instill reflective knowledge in the students so that they able to live the good life and display ethical decision- making in both social and scientific dilemmas.
  6. Science, Technology, & Society (STS) Science  The systematic body of knowledge of the natural world based on facts and gained through scientific method.  Originally called “philosophy of the natural world” since it stemmed from the ancient Greeks’ desire to know about nature.  Thus, the first scientist were called “philosophers of nature” who sought to discover the truth behind material things and natural things.
  7. Science:  is the human attempt to understand the natural world  with or without concern for practical uses of that knowledge.
  8. Examples of the Natural World:  Volcanoes  Gravity  Atoms  Plants  Metals
  9. Science:  tries to discover facts and relationships and then  tries to create theories that make sense of these facts and relationships.
  10. Science, Technology, & Society (STS) Technology  The term technology comes from two Greek words: • tekhne meaning “art or craft” • logia meaning a “subject or interest”  Taken together, the term has come to mean: “Practical applications of what we know about nature” using scientific principles for the betterment of the human situation.  Technology can be defined as the method or process of using scientific knowledge to solve physical problems in a simplified and fast manner through the use of machines.
  11. Technology:  the human attempt to change the world . . .  by creating products that can help people.
  12. Technology:  The application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry.
  13. Technology:  The making, modification, usage, and knowledge of tools, machines, techniques in order  to solve a problem, achieve a goal, or perform a specific function.
  14. Technology:  The purposeful application of information in the:  Design  Production  Utilization of goods and services  Organization of human activities.
  15.  Machines  Gadgets  Electronics  DVDs  Pencil Sharpener Technology examples:
  16. Technology involves:  Tools  Techniques  Procedures for putting the findings of science into use.
  17. Interconnection between Science and Technology  Science explores for the purpose of knowing, thus gaining knowledge, while  Technology explores for the purpose of making something useful from that knowledge.
  18.  Science drives Technology  by making new technology possible through  Scientific breakthroughs Interconnection between Science and Technology
  19. Interconnection between Science and Technology  Engineers focus on using science  To develop products
  20. Interconnection between Science and Technology  Without technology, some science experiments would not be possible.
  21. Interconnection between Science and Technology  Without science, technology could not proceed. Science is a way of Knowing Technology is a way of Doing
  22. Society  is a large group of people who live together in an organized way,  making decisions about how to do things and  sharing the work that needs to be done. Society is composed of:  People (Families of same race/nationality)  Government (Administrator or authority)  Territory (Geographical area under the jurisdiction of government)  Culture (Traditions, Values, Beliefs, Way of Life, etc.)
  23. Science, Technology, & Society (STS) Innovations & Issues in Technology :  Transportation & Navigation  Communications & Record Keeping  Mass Productions  Security & Protection  Health  Aesthetics  Engineering  Architecture POLLUTION DISINFORMATION WASTAGE ARMS RACE MALPRACTISE ABUSE ACCIDENTS LAND USE NEGATIVE IMPACT
  24. SCIENCE SOCIETY TECHNOLOGY link  Scientific knowledge and technology influences individual and the society.  Technology plays an important part in producing products that affect the quality of life.  Better understanding of science and technology is essential  to know the unique attributes of each enterprise,  to address their implications for the society.
  25. SCIENCE (THEORY) TECHNOLOGY (PRACTICE) Search for knowledge Practical application of knowledge Way of understanding ourselves and the physical world Way of adapting ourselves to the physical world Process of asking questions and finding answers, then creating broad generalizations Process of finding solutions to human problems to make lives easier and better Looks for order or patterns in the physical world Looks for ways to control the physical world Evaluated by how well the facts support the conclusion or theory Evaluated by how well it works Limited by the ability to collect relevant facts Limited by financial costs and safety concerns Discoveries give rise to technological advances Advances give rise to scientific discoveries Fundamental Differences Between Science and Technology
  26. Why do we need to study STS  Many of the problems facing society today not only involve technology but also:  human values  social organization  environmental concerns  economic resources  political decisions  host of other factors
  27. Why do we need to study STS  These are interface problems that is the interface between technology and society and they can be solved – if they can be solved at all-by the:  Application of scientific knowledge  Technical expertise  Social understanding  Human compassion
  28. Think about it: Describe some of the interconnections between science and technology, using at least three specific examples. Use your notes to help. Write in complete sentences.
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