Science Education for Diversity: Theory and Practice by Nasser Mansour, Visit Amazon's Rupert Wegerif Page, search

By Nasser Mansour, Visit Amazon's Rupert Wegerif Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Rupert Wegerif,

Reflecting the very most modern conception on range concerns in technological know-how schooling, together with new dialogic methods, this quantity explores the topic from quite a number views and attracts on experiences from worldwide. The paintings discusses primary issues equivalent to how we conceptualize variety in addition to studying the ways that heterogeneous cultural constructs effect the instructing and studying of technological know-how in a number contexts.

Including quite a few techniques prepared for adoption through academics, the e-book addresses the numerous cultural components that impact engagement with technology schooling. It seeks solutions to the query of why expanding numbers of scholars fail to connect to technological know-how schooling in faculties and appears on the extra refined impression that scholars’ separately built identities have at the educating and studying of technology. spotting the variety of its viewers, the ebook covers differing degrees and technology matters, and examines fabric from quite a number viewpoints that come with pedagogy, curricula, instructor schooling, studying, gender, faith, and ICT, in addition to these of in-service and trainee academics in any respect levels.

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Science education is not contributing as it could to understanding and addressing such global issues as feeding the World’s Population, Ensuring Adequate Suppliers of Water, Climate Change, and Eradication of Disease in which we all have a responsibility to play a role. Students are not made aware of how the solution of any of these will require applications of science and technology, along with appropriate and committed social, economic, and political action. As long as their school science is not equipping them to be scientifically literate citizens about these issues and the role that science and technology must play, there is little hope that these great issues will be given the political priority and the public support or rejection that they may need.

Through conducting a real science inquiry collaboratively mediated by the web, this project motivated and engaged students from schools with very different cultures from the Arctic Circle in the north to the Mediterranean coast in the south. 18 R. Wegerif et al. In Exeter we are currently working with science teachers in two local schools, one secondary and one primary, to implement an intervention based on the framework for the design of science education for diversity outlined above. These two schools plan to collaborate via the Internet, teaming up the group of mostly female 16–18-year-olds doing non-compulsory advanced level (A level) science courses in the secondary school with the 10- and 11-year-old primary school students.

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