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Tobin, Kenneth – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2016
Building on the key ideas from Dana Zeidler's paper I expand the conversation from the standpoint that the challenges facing humanity and the capacity of Earth to support life suggest that changes in human lifestyles are a priority. Accordingly, there is an urgent need to educate all humans about some of the science-related grand challenges, such…
Descriptors: Science Education, Access to Education, Science and Society, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ritchie, Stephen M.; Hudson, Peter; Bellocchi, Alberto; Henderson, Senka; King, Donna; Tobin, Kenneth – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2016
Emotion researchers have grappled with challenging methodological issues in capturing emotions of participants in naturalistic settings such as school or university classrooms. Self-reporting methods have been used frequently, yet these methods are inadequate when used alone. We argue that the self-reporting methods of emotion diaries and…
Descriptors: Self Disclosure (Individuals), Science Instruction, Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment
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Tobin, Kenneth; King, Donna; Henderson, Senka; Bellocchi, Alberto; Ritchie, Stephen M. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2016
We investigated the expression of emotions while teaching in relation to a teacher's physiological changes. We used polyvagal theory (PVT) to frame the study of teaching in a teacher education program. Donna, a teacher-researcher, experienced high levels of stress and anxiety prior to beginning to teach and throughout the lesson we used her…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Physiology, Teacher Educators, Stress Variables
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Powietrzynska, Malgorzata; Tobin, Kenneth; Alexakos, Konstantinos – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2015
We address the nature of mindfulness and its salience to education generally and to science education specifically. In a context of the historical embeddedness of mindfulness in Buddhism we discuss research in social neuroscience, presenting evidence for neuronal plasticity of the brain and six emotional styles, which are not biologically…
Descriptors: Heuristics, Metacognition, Emotional Response, Science Curriculum
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Bellocchi, Alberto; Ritchie, Stephen M.; Tobin, Kenneth; Sandhu, Maryam; Sandhu, Satwant – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2013
Classroom emotional climates (ECs) are interrelated with students' engagement with university courses. Despite growing interest in emotions and EC research, little is known about the ways in which social interactions and different subject matter mediate ECs in preservice science teacher education classes. In this study we investigated the EC…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Science Education, Aptitude Treatment Interaction, Social Psychology
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Tobin, Kenneth; Rennie, Leonie; Venville, Grady; Chu, Hye-Eun; Fensham, Peter; Gallagher, James; Duit, Reinders; Graeber, Wolfgang; van den Berg, Ed; Hand, Brian; Ritchie, Stephen; Dillon, Justin – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2011
For almost a half century David F. Treagust has been an exemplary science educator who has contributed through his dedication and commitments to students, curriculum development and collaboration with teachers, and cutting edge research in science education that has impacted the field globally, nationally and locally. A hallmark of his outstanding…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Science Education, Science Teachers, Teacher Collaboration
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Tobin, Kenneth – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2011
Neoliberalism has spread globally and operates hegemonically in many fields, including science education. I use historical auto/ethnography to examine global referents that have mediated the production of contemporary science education to explore how the roles of teachers and learners are related to macrostructures such as neoliberalism and…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Competition, Urban Areas, Foreign Countries
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Roth, Wolff-Michael; Tobin, Kenneth – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2010
This ethnographic study of teaching and learning in urban high school science classes investigates the ways in which teachers and students talk, gesture, and use space and time in interaction rituals. In situations where teachers coteach as a means of learning to teach in inner-city schools, successful teacher-teacher collaborations are…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Conflict, Ethnography, Conflict Resolution
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Kincheloe, Joe; Tobin, Kenneth – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2009
Approaches to research in the social sciences often embrace schema that are consistent with positivism, even though it is widely held that positivism is discredited and essentially dead. Accordingly, many of the methods used in present day scholarship are supported by the tenets of positivism, and are sources of hegemony. We exhort researchers to…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Social Sciences, Epistemology, Science Education