Science and Education
One of the problems besetting modern education is the obsession with the so-called STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Although there is nothing wrong with these per se, they are emphasized to such a degree that other equally or more important subjects are neglected. In consequence, as more and more resources are channeled into the STEM, the real roots of authentic science are being starved.
These real and authentic roots are to be found in the etymological roots of “science” itself. The word derives from the Latin word scientia, which simply means knowledge. Science is, first and foremost, knowledge,