International Journal of Arts and Humanities

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Trends in Science and Technology through Culture, and Language in Sustainable Development: the Nigeria Situation

Dr. Diala EL and Maduka OG


Abstract: This paper x-rays language as a vehicle for social change, social mobilization, social reconstruction and national development. It provides a vital medium for understanding, and permeates every aspect of life. A society lacking language would therefore really be a meaningless and underdeveloped society devoid of meaningful existence, a society of disorder, anarchy, hopelessness and helplessness. The paper went further to critically identify and examine the roles of language and culture. Language defines the path of socio-economic construction hence it is central to any discussion of development. This paper also x-rays culture as transmitted through language, material objects, ritual, institutions, and art, from one generation to another. It is the most important foundation of identity. It allows the facing of challenges, solving problems and being in harmony with the society, cultivating wisdom, and developing attitudes and abilities. It is a fundamental component of language. Its importance is universally recognized and encompasses how culture should be integrated into language instruction or what role technology plays in that process. The paper looks at science education as a vehicle for sustainable economic development. The various challenges faced by science education were also discussed. Finally, the paper also provides the way forward to the numerous challenges inhibiting the sustainable development of science education in Nigeria. Science and Technology is answer to the progress and sustainable development. Technology plays a basic role in wealth creation, enhancement of the quality of life and genuine economic growth and societal transformation. This paper looks at the concept of technology emphasizing the relationship between Science and technology, the key role of science and technology in sustainability. Use of technology in learning became the best resolution for continual teaching and learning activity. This paper evaluates experiences technologies through E-Learning education and the accessibility of the practicability and achievability of the virtual methods of learning. To achieve this, a descriptive survey-based questionnaire was used in the analysis of their relevance in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It recommended that technology should be offered to provide new answers to the question of what people learn, how they learn, and where and when they learn for sustainable development. Technology should be incorporated to enable teachers and students to access materials outside textbooks in multiple formats. The paper concludes that language serves as a catalyst in national and sustainable development. And that government should transfer and interpret policies through it for developmental purposes.


Key Words: Culture, Education, Language, Science, Sustainable Development, Technology.