Interdisciplinary Nature of Nanoscience : Implications for Education
Kähkönen, A.-L., Laherto, A., Lindell, A., & Tala, S. (2016). Interdisciplinary Nature of Nanoscience : Implications for Education. In K. Winkelmann, & B. Bhushan (Eds.), Global Perspectives of Nanoscience and Engineering Education (pp. 35-81). Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-31833-2_2
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A lot of expectations rest on the interdisciplinarity of nanoscience, and it has even been proposed as the deciding factor in the progress of the field . What opportunities and challenges does the interdisciplinary nature of nanoscience bring to science education at different levels? This chapter first analyzes the much‐discussed interdisciplinarity of nanoscience today, and then discusses how and why those features should be addressed in education.