Narrative pedagogies in science, mathematics and technology

Hobbs, Linda and Davis, R 2013, Narrative pedagogies in science, mathematics and technology, Research in Science Education, vol. 43, no. 3, pp. 1289-1305, doi: 10.1007/s11165-012-9302-5.

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Title Narrative pedagogies in science, mathematics and technology
Author(s) Hobbs, LindaORCID iD for Hobbs, Linda
Davis, R
Journal name Research in Science Education
Volume number 43
Issue number 3
Start page 1289
End page 1305
Total pages 17
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Berlin, Germany
Publication date 2013
ISSN 0157-244X
Keyword(s) Aesthetics
Social Sciences
Education & Educational Research
Summary Despite years of research, there remains serious concern regarding the engagement of students in science, mathematics and technology education. In this paper, the authors explore how narrative pedagogies are used in science, mathematics and technology in order to make the subjects meaningful. The paper focuses specifically on the role and aesthetic nature of narrative as a pedagogical approach in these school subjects and between school sectors. Case study methodology was used to compare the findings of two independent studies investigating the role of narrative-based pedagogies in mathematics and science (first author) and technology (second author). Based on this comparison, this paper proposes two perspectives on narrative-based pedagogies that deal with the connection of students with the subject: inward-looking that situated the learner within the story generated around artefact creation, and outward-looking that situated the stories of the content into students’ lifeworlds. The use of this comparative lens enabled a higher level of analysis that could not have been achieved by each research programme, generating a broader narrative that provided deeper insight into the teaching and learning experience.
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s11165-012-9302-5
Field of Research 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
1302 Curriculum And Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 930201 Pedagogy
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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