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Wooten, Michelle M. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2019
Research on science teaching and learning commonly makes use of reductionism to specify conditions of science learning. In my studies of academics'-of-science-teaching-&-learning (academics'"-of-st&l") research practices and values, I discuss how philosophic inquiry shifted my research practices from reductionism to critical (or,…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Education, Feminism, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Buck Bracey, Zoë – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
In this article I present a study on learners' conceptions in cosmology by situating the results in the context of broader historical and sociocultural themes. Participants were community college students in California from non-dominant cultural and linguistic backgrounds finishing their first semester of astronomy. Data were collected through a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Freehand Drawing, Misconceptions
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Huang, Ying-Syuan; Asghar, Anila – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
This empirical study investigates secondary science teachers' perspectives on science education reform in Taiwan and reflects how these teachers have been negotiating constructivist and learner-centered pedagogical approaches in contemporary science education. It also explores the challenges that teachers encounter while shifting their pedagogical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Educational Change, Teacher Attitudes
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Ho, Felix M. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
This Forum article addresses some of the issues raised in the article by Ying-Syuan Huang and Anila Asghar's paper entitled: "Science education reform in Confucian learning cultures: teachers' perspectives on policy and practice in Taiwan." An attempt is made to highlight the need for a more nuanced approach in considering the Confucian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Confucianism, Asian Culture
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Sjöström, Jesper – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
This forum article contributes to the understanding of how science teachers' identity is related to their worldviews, cultural values and educational philosophies, and to eco-transformation of science education. Special focus is put on "reform-minded" science teachers. The starting point is the paper "Science education reform in…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Subcultures, Confucianism
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Labouta, Hagar Ibrahim; Adams, Jennifer Dawn; Cramb, David Thomas – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
In this paper we reflect on the article "I am smart enough to study postsecondary science: a critical discourse analysis of latecomers' identity construction in an online forum", by Phoebe Jackson and Gale Seiler (Cult Stud Sci Educ. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11422-017-9818-0). In their article, the authors did a significant amount of…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Science Education, College Students, Disadvantaged
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Fortunato, Michael W. P. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2017
This essay is a response to a paper by Avery and Hains that raises questions about the often unintended effects of knowledge standardization in an educational setting. While many K-12 schools are implementing common core standards, and many institutions of higher education are implementing their own standardized educational practices, the question…
Descriptors: Democracy, Standards, Educational Practices, Outcomes of Education
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Kassam, Karim-Aly S.; Avery, Leanne M.; Ruelle, Morgan L. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2017
Using two case studies of children's knowledge, this paper sheds light on the value, diversity, and necessity of Indigenous and place-based knowledge to science and engineering curricula in rural areas. Rural contexts are rich environments for cultivating contextual knowledge, hence framing a critical pedagogy of teaching and learning. Indigenous…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Indigenous Knowledge, Critical Theory, Teaching Methods
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Hudley, Anne H. Charity; Mallinson, Christine – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2017
Professional development on issues of language and culture is often separate from professional development on issues related to STEM education, resulting in linguistic and cultural gaps in K-12 STEM pedagogy and practice. To address this issue, we have designed a model of professional development in which we work with educators to build cultural…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, STEM Education, Workshops, Elementary School Teachers
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Kim, Mijung – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2017
To enhance Aboriginal students' educational opportunities in sciences, culturally relevant science curriculum has been examined and practiced in Western Canadian science classrooms. This article shares some examples of inclusion of indigenous knowledge in science curricula and discusses the improvement and challenges of culturally relevant science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, Science Curriculum, Case Studies
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Lodge, Wilton – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2017
The focus of this response to Charity Hudley and Christine Mallinson's article, '"Its worth our time': A model of culturally and linguistically responsive professional development for K-12 STEM educators", is to underpin a pedagogy that encourages and provides opportunities for the use of non-standard language in the description and…
Descriptors: Creoles, Science Instruction, Culturally Relevant Education, Faculty Development
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Deneroff, Victoria – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2016
This is a narrative inquiry into the role of professional development in the construction of teaching practice by an exemplary urban high school science teacher. I collected data during 3 years of ethnographic participant observation in Marie Gonzalez's classroom. Marie told stories about her experiences in ten years of professional development…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Science Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, High Schools
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Storksdieck, Martin – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2016
Grace Reid and the late Stephen Norris argue in this issue the urgent need for widespread Science Media Education (SME) as an integral part of formal and informal science education. SME is to achieve two goals: First, allow learners to critically evaluate any media as a source for scientific information by understanding the socio-economic and…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Science Education, Media Literacy, STEM Education
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Jurow, A. Susan – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2016
This article reviews the significance of the theoretical and practical contributions of Kris Gutiérrez to research on science education. Gutierrez's ideas about design and equity have inspired scholars to investigate how to leverage learners' everyday practices to make meaningful connections to disciplinary-based knowledge and skills. Her work has…
Descriptors: Science Education, Cultural Differences, Science Instruction, Theory Practice Relationship
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Monteiro, Bruno Andrade Pinto; Martins, Isabel; de Souza Janerine, Aline; de Carvalho, Fabiana Cristina – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2016
We present, in this article, an investigation about the potential of the relationship between formal and non-formal educational environments. Therefore it is not an empirical research, but an essay on the topic. This paper demonstrates the concept that science education and science outreach can be privileged by actions that are developed by closer…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Science Education, Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education
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