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Sikder, Shukla; Fleer, Marilyn – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
Vygotsky (in: Rieber, Carton (eds) The collected works of L.S. Vygotsky, vol 1, Pleneum Press, Newyork, pp 167-241, Retrieved from http://images.lib.monash.edu.au/edf5411/04118997.pdf, 1987) stated that academic or scientific concepts require a level of conscious awareness on the part of the child within everyday situations. Academic concepts can…
Descriptors: Science Education, Child Development, Scientific Concepts, Infants
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Gough, Annette – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2017
This article traces the shifts in environmental education discourses from the 1972 UN Conference on the Human Environment, to the 2012 UN Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development, and beyond through a biopolitical lens. Each of the earlier shifts is reflected in environmental, sustainability and science education policies and curricula--but…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Science Education, Educational Policy, Environmental Education
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Carter, Lyn – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2017
In this paper, I have positioned myself with Kean Birch and explored some of the political-economic actors/actants of policy suites implicated in the biotechnologies and bioeconomy. In particular, I have considered Australia's recent National Innovation and Science Agenda and allied documents and entities (that is, Innovation and Science…
Descriptors: Political Influences, Political Attitudes, Policy Formation, Innovation
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Castano Rodriguez, Carolina – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2016
Through a critical textual analysis of the content and structure of the new Australian science curriculum, in this paper I identify the values it encourages and those that are absent. I investigate whether the Australian science curriculum is likely to promote the attitudes needed to educate generations of children who act more responsibly with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Ecology
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Logan, Marianne R.; Russell, Joshua J. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2016
Can science curricula truly cultivate morals and values towards nature? This is the question that is raised by Carolina Castano Rodriguez in her critique of the new Australian Science curriculum. In this response to Castano Rodriguez's paper we ask two questions relating to: the influence of curricula on the relationships of children and other…
Descriptors: Science Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Caring, Animals
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Tao, Ying; Oliver, Mary; Venville, Grady – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to explore Chinese and Australian primary children's conceptual understandings of the Earth. The research was conducted in the interpretive paradigm and was designed to be descriptive with comparative and cross sectional elements. Participants were Year 3 and Year 6 children from three schools in Hunan Province,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Concept Formation, Earth Science, Scientific Concepts
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Tan, Aik-Ling – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2011
In response to Meyer and Crawford's article on how nature of science and authentic science inquiry strategies can be used to support the learning of science for underrepresented students, I explore the possibly of reconciliation between the cultures of school, science, school science as well as home. Such reconciliation is only possible when…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Beliefs, Values, Science Teachers
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Treagust, David F. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2011
This article is presented in four parts. In the first part, I describe the foundation of the Science and Mathematics Education Centre (SMEC) at Curtin University. In the second part, I explain the development of SMEC's teaching and research capacity under its three directors. In the third section, I describe how federal government support of SMEC…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Science Education
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Malone, John A. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2011
In this paper I examine the history of the integration of mathematics education into the Science Education Centre, which had been established by physicist, John de Laeter, within the School of Science and Engineering at Curtin University in Perth, Australia. De Laeter's vision for science education was that teachers should have access to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Reputation, Foreign Countries, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Nhalevilo, Emilia A. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2011
This article is a personal history of the Science and Mathematics Education Center (SMEC) in Perth, Australia, during my time there as a student. I make use of narratives to express what I see as the impact on my professional practice of having attended SMEC. I am grateful to SMEC, but what is being grateful really? In this paper I try to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Education, Foreign Countries, Science Education
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Kahle, Jane Butler – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2011
Professor Lesley Parker's career has moved from teaching and advising graduate students at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia to leadership roles and advocacy positions in state and national governments and in international organizations. Throughout her distinguished career, she has been committed to social justice,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Sex Fairness
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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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Tytler, Russell – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2010
This response to the two papers (by Rodriguez and Carlone et al.) on science education reform acknowledges first the coherence of the arguments presented around four reform narratives; that of the process of becoming science-enthusiastic, the nature of beliefs of science reform teachers, the barriers to reform, and the institutional expressions of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Curriculum, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Science Education
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Bencze, John Lawrence – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2010
Despite indications of the problematic nature of "laissez faire" capitalism, such as the convictions of corporate leaders and the global financial crisis that appeared to largely stem from a de-regulated financial services industry, it seems clear that societies and environments continue to be strongly influenced by hyper-economized…
Descriptors: Financial Services, Ideology, Foreign Countries, Social Systems
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Venville, Grady – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2009
In this article I initially borrow a metaphor from an art exhibition, "Ocean to Outback," as a way to express my perspective on the contribution that Leonie Rennie has made to science education in Australia. I then consider Leonie's contributions as overlapping themes. In particular, Leonie's well-known research on gender and issues of…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Figurative Language, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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