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Page: 6325
Publication year: 2011
ISBN: 978-84-614-7423-3
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2011
Location: Valencia, Spain


A. Carranza-Edwards

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (MEXICO)
Globalization in science and technology offer tremendous potential for education to millions of people that can simultaneously receive valuable information from a given event, thanks to mass media. Frontier scientific discoveries can spread rapidly worldwide and reach millions of Internet users. The Internet and television can be considered as two tools of mass communication, one more interactive than the other, but both can be very useful for the urgent development of science and technology education. Globalization seems to have adverse aspects (global climate change, beach erosion, species extinction, etc.). these issues could be accommodated through the proposed outreach of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary work. The raw population growth causes worldwide environmental degradation and eventually there are such impacts that, even through long distances, their adverse effects are immediately known. In various countries and various regions within a country, social and economic barriers impede learning at distance, but even in the vast majority of cases TV have a much wider range than the Internet itself. Maybe there is consensus that education should be a global issue: at high educational levels the European Union has created the Erasmus program (European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students) led to the mobility of students and academics. It is desirable that the results of this Conference reach the United Nations Program for Development, with the intention of implementing the necessary measures to give a maximum coverage in education. It is a great challenge to avoid backlogs in education at all educational levels. Maybe this will be achieved: if all countries use one or more TV channels dedicated solely to teaching and learning. Linking between research and education would be very useful in an updated teaching. Here are highlighted some interdisciplinary experiences that are valuable to afford environmental adversity of global climate change which requires a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary focus (natural, social, economic, political, etc.). For global problems (lack of education, environmental damage, etc.) are required global solutions. This mechanism could be the most successful in designing interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary programs that would attend the most diverse areas of scientific and technological knowledge. Education at higher levels is by nature limited and can be addressed through international projects within which mobility between university covers a wider range of beneficiaries. Distance education will be impersonal if there is not feedback between teachers and students, which would allow the enrichment of knowledge and experience of all participants in a personalized educational process. Distant courses should then periodically be reviewed and discussed personally by the whole participant groups.
author = {Carranza-Edwards, A.},
series = {5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2011 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-614-7423-3},
issn = {2340-1079},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {7-9 March, 2011},
year = {2011},
pages = {6325}}
AU - A. Carranza-Edwards
SN - 978-84-614-7423-3/2340-1079
PY - 2011
Y1 - 7-9 March, 2011
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2011 Proceedings
SP - 6325
EP - 6325
ER -
A. Carranza-Edwards (2011) RESEARCH AND TEACHING IN GLOBALIZATION, INTED2011 Proceedings, p. 6325.