Violence in Science and Society: One Course, One World, One Wonders

By Mary Pilat.

Published by Journal of the World Universities Forum

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Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

The article examines coursework designed to engage university students in learning activities, such as constructive listening, movement, pantomime, and discussion as a way of examining violence in an interdisciplinary honors course focused on identifying some of the archetypal images underlying violence in science and society. A review of the work of students and a critique of the course outline and activities from various disciplinary perspectives such as ethics and public health are examined. In this way the one presenter invites readers from around the one world to wonder about the wisdom of teaching one course on this most sensitive yet chaotic topic of violence.

Keywords: Pedagogy, Interdisciplinary, Sensitive Topic, Ethics

Journal of the World Universities Forum, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp.15-20. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.107MB).

Prof. Mary Pilat

Associate Professor, Youth Development and Agricultural Education, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Mary Pilat, Ph.D. received her degree in Education and Human Development from Vanderbilt University. Her book on alternative education programs for adolescents experiencing the crisis of early pregnancy and parenting informs her work with youth around the world. She has conducted youth leadership workshops in the United States, Poland, and Uzbekistan and presently is on the faculty at Purdue University where she recently taught honors students in an interdisciplinary course on violence in science and society. Dr. Pilat is interested in integrating the arts into educational programs for youth leaders dedicated to improving the lives of children and families.

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