ERIC Number: ED318623
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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Developing Generative Themes for the Teaching of Biology.
King, Bruce B.; Ahlquist, Roberta
Critical pedagogy, an ideology which opposes education as domination, views knowledge and learning as constructed by the student and teacher together. Its goal is personal and social emancipation and empowerment. The purposes of this paper are to (1) indicate problems in science education which can be addressed by teaching science from a critical, popularized, emancipatory approach; (2) present the views of teachers at different stages in their pedagogical development in biology; and (3) suggest strategies for teachers to use. The document discusses commonly held beliefs about science, the Critical Pedagogy for Science, the development of generative themes in biology, the views of several teachers in the field, and four recommendations for teaching from a problem-posting, critical perspective. A teacher questionnaire is appended. (CW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Practitioners
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 16-20, 1990).