SF & Education

Track:
Literature
What:
Panel
When:
Friday Aug 11   03:00 PM to 04:00 PM (1 hour)
Where:
215
Tags:
science fiction education
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Science Fiction and Fantasy are interrelated with education in many ways. From the earliest years SF was thought of as a way of sugar coating science - and many young readers have in fact been inspired to go on to study the sciences by their early enthusiasm for SF. But it also goes the other way - many reluctant readers are motivated to learn by the pleasures of genre books. Then there are all the imagined schools - Hogwarts is only one. As well, SF and Fantasy serve as ideal forums for imagining how education could be different - even wildly different - think brain implants or babel fish! This panel will delve into the links between SF and Education - as is only appropriate in a country whose schooling leads the world in the education league tables!

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