Vision III : Framing STEM education with moral-philosophical-existential-political alternatives

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Title Vision III : Framing STEM education with moral-philosophical-existential-political alternatives
Author Sjöström, Jesper
Date 2017
English abstract
A decade ago Roberts (2007) suggested two visions of scientific literacy and science education. In this theoretical paper I develop the ideas behind a third vision, Vision III (Sjöström & Eilks, 2017), emphasizing moral-philosophical-existential-political alternatives in STEM education. For each of the three visions I suggest (for vision I and II based on previous publications, e.g. Sund, 2016; Lidar et al., in press) two subversions connected to different curriculum emphases. For Vision III this mainly means curriculum emphases not suggested by Roberts. One exception is the curriculum emphasis ‘self as explainer’, which can be interpreted as being about existentialism. I discuss and problematize the three visions especially in relation to different versions of ‘Bildung’ (Sjöström & Eilks, 2017), but also in relation to different philosophies of education and in relation to views on teaching and learning in and about science-technology-society-environment (STSE) and nature-of-science (NOS), respectively. I claim that science education based on the Bildung-version called reflexive Bildung can be seen as an alternative to science education based on Western modernism (Sjöström, in press). It integrates cognitive and affective domains and includes politicisation to address complex socio-scientific issues, but also moral-philosophical-existential alternatives. I discuss reflexive Bildung from post-human perspectives and also suggest and discuss implications of this Bildung-philosophy on science curricula, science teacher education and praxis of STEM education.
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The 12th Conference of the European Science Education Research Association - ESERA (August 21-25, 2017 : Dublin, Ireland)
Link http://keynote.conference-services.net/resources/444/5233/pdf/ESERA2017_0771_paper.pdf .Icon
Language eng (iso)
Subject Vision III
STEM literacy
STEM education
scientific literacy
science education
curriculum emphases
Bildung
philosophy of science education
transformative learning
sustainability education
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/24080 Permalink to this page
Link http://www.esera2017.org/... (external link to related web page)
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