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ERIC Number: EJ1058001
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: EISSN-1446-6120
Critical Constructivism, Neo-Relativism, and the Place of Values in Science Education
Simpson, Gary
Science Education Review, v3 n1 p23-28 2004
In this paper, the author considers the role of teaching values in science education as part of a move from teacher-centred pedagogy to student-centred pedagogy. Taking a constructivist-inspired position, he argues that, as part of their study of the use of scientific knowledge by society, students need to be given opportunities to make value judgements. A practice of teaching and learning that is centred on the unique individual needs of each student is outlined as a manner in which this vision for the future can be achieved.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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