Title

Technology, Sustainability & Education Seminar = 科技、可持續發展與教育研討會

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Organizer

Master of Cultural Studies Programme, Department of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University; Postgraduate Diploma in Liberal Studies, Department of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University

Document Type

Public Seminar

Date

10-25-2006

Time

6:30 p.m. -- 8:00 p.m.

Venue

Activity Room 1, Hong Kong Central Library

Description

Science and technology have apparently brought progress to mankind, and yet questions of sustainability have also become serious issues of concern in a world now suffering from environmental hazards and destruction, coupled with serious cultural crisis of human alienation from nature. In this public seminar, two world-renowned speakers who are themselves scientists and have done significant work related to sustainability and education, would speak about their experience in the field of technology and sustainability, and share their invaluable insights on educational work in this field.

科技一方面似乎為人類帶來顯著的進步,但同時環境生態災難、人類與大自然疏離的文化危機,又是當今社會備受關注的問題。在是次研討會中,兩位集科學家、持續發展專家、教育工作者於一身的世界知名學者─Dr Jorge Ishizawa (石澤宏博士) 和Dr Vinod Raina (文諾博士),會分享其科研與持續發展的工作經驗和教育心得。

Language

English; Cantonese

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Speakers

Dr Jorge Ishizawa (石澤宏博士), born in Peru, graduated from the National University of Engineering in Lima and obtained his doctorate at the University of Illinois in 1968. He had worked from 1980 to 1992 in the Peruvian public service, principally in the field of rural development planning. In 1993, he joined the PRATEC (Andean Project for Peasant Technologies) and was convinced that the path to autonomy in science and technology lay in the affirmation of cultural diversities. He has since then worked closely with PRATEC, taught at the Ricardo Palma University in Lima, run a Master's programme for learning Andean agriculture and culture, and is currently the Coordinator of PRATEC.

Dr Vinod Raina (文諾博士), a physicist by profession and a former professor in Delhi University, is one of the pioneers of the People's Science Movement in India, having helped set up the All-India People's Science Network (AIPSN) and the Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti (BGVS). He is a founding member of Eklavya, an organization advocating alternative education for children for more than two decades, and the only NGO with its curriculum adopted in the state school educational system. Dr Raina has been a Homi Bhabha Fellow, a Fellow of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, and an Honorary Fellow of the Indian Science Writers Association. He has researched and written extensively on the interphase of Science, Environment and Development.

Recommended Citation

Ishizawa, J., Raina, V., Cheng, K. M., Hui, P. K., & Lau, K. C. (2006, October 25). Technology, Sustainability & Education Seminar = 科技、可持續發展與教育研討會 [Video podcast].

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