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ERIC Number: EJ1030510
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1085-4908
Science Sublime: The Philosophy of the Sublime, Dewey's Aesthetics, and Science Education
Cavanaugh, Shane
Education and Culture, v30 n1 Article 5 p57-77 Spr 2014
Feelings of awe, wonder, and appreciation have been largely ignored in the working lives of scientists and, in turn, science education has not accurately portrayed science to students. In an effort to bring the affective qualities of science into the classroom, this work draws on the writings of the sublime by Burke, Kant, Emerson, and Wordsworth as well as Dewey's notion of aesthetic experiences to explore a new construct I have called the "scientific sublime." Also described is a pedagogical approach developed to teach for the scientific sublime as well as the results of utilizing this approach.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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