Enhancing Change Through Science Centres/Nam S&T Centre

by Lebs Mphahlele, Aman Kumar Maulloo

ISBN: 9789351301714
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Imprint : Daya Publishing House
Year : 2021
Price : Rs. 11495.00
Biblio : xv+342p., col. plts.,figs.,tabls.,ind., 25 cm

Author Profile

Dr. Aman Kumar Maulloo is Director, Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre of Mauritius.<br/> <BR> K.M. Lebs Mphahlele is Manager (Science & Youth), Department of Science and Technology, South Africa.

About The Book

In our rapidly changing world, there is a great need for the public understanding of science and technology to create more science literate society at all age levels. Science centres and science museums are vital and powerful media for popularisation of science and creating a scientific temper across the globe. Science centres are among those institutions that can play a role in showcasing science to common people, whereas museums enable people to explore collections for inspiration, learning and enjoyment. The mission statements of science centres and modern museums may vary, but all make science accessible to one and all and encourage the excitement of discovery. They are an integral and dynamic part of the learning environment, promoting exploration from the first ‘Eureka!’ moment to today’s cutting edge research. In order to address some of the pertinent issues and review the latest status of development related to science centres, science museums, science popularisation and science education, the Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre) organized its 5th international workshop in its Science Centre series at Johannesburg, South Africa during 25-28 February 2008 and in pursuance thereof, has brought out this publication which includes 28 scientific articles and review papers. This reference material will help the entire scientific community of developing countries in executing proper plans and strategies for inspiring the scientific values and temper among their people.

Table of Contents

"Foreword H.E. Mr. M Mangena Preface Aman Kumar Maulloo and Lebs Mphahlele Introduction Arun P. Kulshreshtha Part I: Keynote Address 1. The Science Centre Movement in India Ingit K. Mukhopadhyay 2. The Role of Science and Technology in Developing Countries Joaquin Fargas Part II: Evolution of Science Centres 3. Social Appropriation of Science and Technology Elizabeth Hoyos 4. Enhancing the Reach through Digitalisation K.G. Kumar 5. Role of Pushpa Gujral Science City for Sustainable Development R.S. Khandpur 6. Outreach Policy of Science Centres Iskandar 7. Science, Religion and History: A Case Study Phyllis Lam Li Wan 8. Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre: Contributing to the Development of Mauritius Aman Kumar Maulloo 9. Science Awareness Campaigns Syed Azhar Hasan 10. Scientific Education in the Vietnamese Museum System Ngo Thi Loan and Thai Van Tan 11. The Scientific Bases of Weather Modification: Popularising Applied Science through Specialised Centres Mladjen Curic Part III: Rationale for the Establishment of Science Centres 12. Potential Contribution of Science Centres to Performance in Schools Thato Bolila and Mpho Sekhosana-Nyenye 13. Status of the Establishment of Science Centres in Malawi Rex Kanjedza 14. Setting up Science Centres: Sri Lankan Experience M.C.N. Jayasuriya 15. Investment in Science, Technology and Innovation Gwakisa Bapala 16. Scientific Centres in Cuba: Guarantying Sustainable Development Lilliam Alvarez Diaz 17. The Rise of a Science and Society Culture in Turkey Ilay Celik and F. Kubra Gokdemir 18. International Volunteer Programme Nakano Hideo 19. Traditional Technology Revived in Southern Most Malawi Mike Gondwe and Menno Welling 20. Museums: Bases for Scientific Knowledge Yvonne Ruwe Mulala 21. Role of Science Parks in Nigeria M.A. Jolaoso, R.N. Ihenacho, D.B. Ayo and P.A. Onwualu 22. Science Culture in India Vinay B. Kamble Part IV: Science Centre Policies 23. State Support for the Development of a Network of Science Centres in South Africa K.M. (Lebs) Mphahlele and T.I. Ramovha 24. Scientific Research Centres in Iran: An Overview Akram Ghadimi and Tahmineh Shaverdi 25. Sustainable Research through International Cooperation Tran Dung Tien and Luc Gia Thai 26. Achievements of a Research Council: The Case of Zimbabwe Susan Muzite 27. An Analysis of Malawi’s Scientific Output Mzamose Pumula Gondwe, 28. Role of COMSATS Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South Tajammul Hussain The Editors"