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Nyaema, Mary K. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2017
In writing this review, I draw on the experience of David Greenwood ("Cult Stud Sci Educ" 10:5-16, 2015) whose ethnographic study sheds light on his growth as a faculty member who has taught in various settings that are quite different from the culture that he grew up with. I extend his thoughts on ecological mindfulness to encompass a…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Ethnography
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Bai, Heesoon – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2015
In this paper I problematize the modern everyday ontology that categorically separates the animate from the inanimate, showing that such separation has ethical implications that are environmentally devastating. I propose a turn to an animistic ontology and epistemology. Acknowledging the challenge of such turn, I suggest contemplative practices as…
Descriptors: Peace, Ethics, Beliefs, Ecological Factors
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Chinn, Pauline W. U. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2015
This paper approaches mindfulness, an awareness of internal and external realities, as a culturally-shaped habit of mind. Findings of a cross-cultural study and popular sayings that reflect America's cultural orientation to consumption and competition are contrasted with findings from Hawaiian language newspapers, traditional cultural practices,…
Descriptors: Science Education, Ecological Factors, Blended Learning, Place Based Education
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Boggs, George L. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2011
This forum response adds a conceptualization of harmony to Dopico and Vazquez' investigation of pedagogy that combines citizen science, environmental and cross-cultural research, and service-learning. Placing many appropriate and significant aspects of culturally situated science education in an authentically relational context beyond the…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Environmental Education, Science Education, Ecological Factors
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Zeyer, Albert; Roth, Wolff-Michael – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2009
Environment and environmental protection are on the forefront of political concerns globally. But how are the media and political discourses concerning these issues mirrored in the public more generally and in the discourses of school science students more specifically? In this study, we analyze the discourse mobilized in whole-class conversations…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Junior High School Students, Foreign Countries, Ecological Factors