Values in science, environmental education and teacher education
Tytler, Russell, Barraza, Laura and Paige, Kathy 2010, Values in science, environmental education and teacher education. In Toomey, Ron, Lovat, Terry, Clement, Neville and Dally, Kerry (ed), Teacher education and values pedagogy : a student wellbeing approach, David Barlow Publishing, Terrigal, N.S.W., pp.156-178.
The aim of this chapter is to establish values as a key component of science and environmental education, consistent with the troika framework, and to explore the implications of this for teacher education. In the chapter, we review research that has increasingly placed values at the centre of the process of learning science, and central also in framing students' responses to school science. We then present findings from three projects that explore the relationship of values to teaching and learning science: first, an exploration of the pedagogies of effective teachers of science; second,an environmental education project in which students explore science and sustainability ideas in the context of a community exchange program in Mexico and Alaska; and, third, a teachcr education initiative focused on place-based education. In the chapter, we argue that learning science and engaging with the environment entails pedagogies that link conceptual learning, values and community.
Field of Research
130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective
930104 Moral and Social Development (incl. Affect)
HERDC Research category
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