Artículos de revistas
MATERIALS EDUCATION AND INNOVATION: GLOBALIZATION OPENS NEW FRONTIERS, OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES
JOURNAL OF MATERIALS EDUCATION, v.32, n.1/Fev, p.19-20, 2010
In this paper we consider evolutionary pressures that will influence materials education and its role in the present scenario of Globalization: Challenges, Opportunities and needs. The main evolutionary pressures are related to some major control variables: increase of global population, new emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, alternative energies related to climate change, multimedia convergence in global communications, health, hunger, economic asymmetries and violence. Of course, many other factors could be identified, but this paper considers these as an adequate minimum basis for strategic considerations related to current materials education planning for the 21st century. In conclusion, we propose an International Network Program for Materials Education Strategy, thinking globally but acting regionally.