Towards Bildung-oriented science education : framing science teaching with moral-philosophical-existential-political perspectives

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Title Towards Bildung-oriented science education : framing science teaching with moral-philosophical-existential-political perspectives
Author Sjöström, Jesper
Date 2017
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In this paper I discuss and problematize the notion of Bildung in relation to science education and scientific literacy. I both discuss it in relation to different philosophies of education and in relation to practical implications for teaching and learning in and about science-technology-society-environment (STSE) and nature-of-science (NOS). Furthermore, I connect the discussion to Roberts’ (2007) two visions of scientific literacy and develop the ideas behind a third vision, Vision III (Sjöström & Eilks, 2017), emphasizing moral-philosophical-existential-political perspectives in education. For each of the three visions I suggest (for vision I and II based on previous studies) 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 claim that science education based on 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 and environmental issues, but also moral-philosophical-existential perspectives, including NOS. I discuss and describe implications of this Bildung-philosophy on science teacher educations, on-going teacher development programs/initiatives, and curriculum development.
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Nordic Research Symposium on Science Education (NFSUN) (June 7-9, 2017 : Trondheim, Norway)
Language eng (iso)
Subject Bildung
science education
Vision III
scientific literacy
STSE
NOS
curriculum emphases
bildning
naturvetenskapernas didaktik
Sciences
Research Subject Categories::NATURAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/24081 Permalink to this page
Link https://www.ntnu.edu/nfsun2017... (external link to related web page)
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