‘social construction’and Science

  1. What is science? What, if anything, makes science different from other ways of exploring and understanding the world?
  2. Is science political? That is, do politics and science interact with each other? Should they? Why? Why not?
  3. What does the term ‘social construction’ seem to imply? What might it mean to say that something is socially constructed? Can we think of examples?
  4. What might it mean to say that science, technology, and/or medicine are socially constructed??? Isn’t a fact just, well, a fact?!
  5. Who goes into STEM in the first place? Within STEM, who is more likely to specialize in certain fields/disciplines? What might we expect to see in terms of pay in STEM?
  6. What variables or factors might account for patterns of gender and other disparities in STEM?
  7. Are there steps that might be taken to reduce or eliminate gender and other disparities in STEM?

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