Establishing 'fields of care': Teaching settings as active participants in science education

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Abstract

In their article, "Space, relations, and the learning of science," Wolff-Michael Roth and Pei-Ling Hsu draw our attention to the importance of field in the teaching and learning of science. While the Roth and Hsu study is focused on the scientific research laboratory as an internship setting for the teaching of science, this response to their paper expands the discussion of the settings where science is taught in order to bring to the fore some of the affordances and challenges associated with teaching science in specific fields. By extending our thinking about the settings where science is taught/learned and the active role these settings play in teaching our students, we can re-envision how to better utilize a variety of fields in the teaching of science. The notion of 'field of care' is explored as a way of both finding and building connections between students and the settings where science is experienced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-131
Number of pages9
JournalCultural Studies of Science Education
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2014

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  • Cultural Studies

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