ERIC Number: ED454065
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul-5
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The Future: The Hidden Dimension in Science Education.
Over the last ten or so years this researcher's educational focus has been on providing a science education program that is both liberating and empowering for students. Although there have been a number of motivating themes, the central one has been his work with student images of the future. He has taken these seriously and used them to inform by educational practice. These images are both compelling and concerning. He justifies importance and then describe ways he has changed his own practice in view of his findings. He has come to realize that the science education that he has provided has been based on a view of curriculum that undervalues the temporal dimension. To address this aspect he has used the concepts and techniques of the futures field to enrich pedagogy and develop the concept of a transformational curriculum. (Contains 42 references.) (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Learning, Prediction, Psychology, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction, Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia